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SEMINAR: Evaluating Auditory function in children with learning difficulties (Please note date change to 27 October, NOT 20th)

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Today's date is Saturday, November 28, 2020
Evaluating Auditory function in children with learning difficulties (Please note date change to 27 October, NOT 20th) : School of Human Sciences Seminar Series Other events...
Abstract: Children who experience poor academic performance at school have been d escribed as having learning difficulties (LD). These children are thought to show reduced performances in reading, written language and numeracy, and/or to be inactive and inefficient learners. Hearing is one of several factors thought to influence a childís learning at school with students spending at least 45% of their classroom activities that require listening and 45 - 75% of their time in the classroom comprehending their teachersí and classmatesí speech. Hearing impairment can include loss of hearing sensitivity and/or impaired auditory processing. While rates of peripheral hearing loss in the Australian primary school-aged population is estimated to be between 3.4% - 12.8%, rates of impaired auditory processing in this population are not available in Australia. Children with peripheral hearing loss and/or impaired auditory processing often show behaviours similar to those reported in children with LD, suggesting that LD and hearing impairment could be related in primary school child populations. This seminar will present the research that investigated LD and hearing impairment in a school-aged child population in the greater Brisbane region of Queensland, Australia.

Bio: Robyn is a lecturer in Audiology in School of Human Sciences. Robynís current area of research is auditory processing disorder and middle ear assessment in the paediatric population. In particular, Robyn is passionate about improving educational outcomes in children with learning difficulties who may have a hearing impairment. Robynís other research interests also include using simulated learning in clinical education and tele-audiology. Clinically, Robyn specialises in middle ear and Central Auditory Processing assessment and management in the paediatric population.
Speaker(s) Dr Robyn Choi, School of Human Sciences, UWA
Location John Bloomfield LT or Via ZOOM from: https://uwa.zoom.us/j/85696224813?pwd=a0d0QS9xWiswODVaVmNZWG5iT0dsQT09 Password: 506844
Contact Christine Page <[email protected]> : 64887126
URL https://www.uwa.edu.au/science/schools/school-of-human-sciences
Start Tue, 27 Oct 2020 13:00
End Tue, 27 Oct 2020 14:00
Submitted by Christine Page <[email protected]>
Last Updated Wed, 14 Oct 2020 13:20
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