ASD's Outreach Services include cochlear implant services, audiology and aural habilitation services staffed by state-licensed audiologists. Services are developed in coordination with school district staff and range from a single in-service to weekly aural habilitation services.
A wide variety of educational audiological services are also available for deaf and hard of hearing students in Public School Districts:
- Comprehensive hearing evaluations
- Aural habilitation/cochlear implant therapy
- Listening and communication training and strategies
- Medical, educational and community referrals
- In-service training and consultation on hearing for school personnel
- Consultation and In-Service Training
Similar services may be available to non-ASD students through the ASD Educational Audiological Outreach Services.
Cochlear Implant Services
ASD's Cochlear Implant (CI) Center offers comprehensive services including consultation, MAPping, repairs and maintenance, Aural habilitation and support with assistive devices.
Consultation is available for those considering cochlear implantation, as well as for schools, businesses, and centers in need of information regarding cochlear implants. Audiologists will assist in determining if a child is an appropriate candidate for cochlear implantation, and informational kits are available for those interested in learning more about cochlear implants. Center staff are also available to provide workshops and/or training for school staff regarding how to provide the most appropriate services to students with cochlear implants, as well as peer in-services to educate other students about cochlear implants.
MAPping is provided on site for those with Nucleus (Cochlear Corporation), Clarion (Advanced Bionics) and Med-El equipment. ASD's full cochlear implant mapping facility provides each student/individual with a comprehensive MAP report, which offers a detailed explanation of what each MAP/program contains, recommendations as to when and why to change programs and which program to choose, an explanation of what sounds/environments each program is designed to enhance, suggested therapy tasks (when appropriate) and a recommended schedule for subsequent MAPs.
Testing, repairs and maintenance are available at the Cochlear Implant Center, including audiologic testing, troubleshooting and repairs of Cochlear Implants, replacement of external parts and repairs through manufacturers.
Therapeutic services include aural habilitation (listening therapy) in addition to the speech and language services offered through ASD. MAPping services may incorporate recommendations from therapy providers. MAPping adjustments are heavily speech focused.
Assistive Devices available for those using cochlear implants include personal or classroom FM Systems. Devices may be purchased or rented.
For more information, please contact:
Diana P. Gonzalez, Au.D., CCC-A
Doctor of Audiology
Coordinator of Outreach Audiology Services