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1 Audiology as a School Based Service 2008 Medicaid in the Schools (MITS) Summit January 24, 2008 Donna Fisher Smiley, Ph.D., CCC-A Audiologist Arkansas Children s Hospital and Conway Public Schools Purpose To address questions such as: 1. Why do schools need access to school based audiology services? 2. What does legislation say about audiology services in schools? 3. What types of audiology services can an audiologist provide in schools? 4. Are audiology services covered by the MITS Program in Arkansas? Key Legislative Issues Related to Students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing IDEA 2004 Part B Deafness means a hearing impairment that is so severe that the child is impaired in processing linguistic information through hearing, with or without amplification, that adversely affects a child s educational performance. Section (c)(3) Hearing impairment means an impairment in hearing, whether permanent or fluctuating, that adversely affects a child s educational performance but that is not included under the definition of deafness in this section. Section (c)(5) Arkansas SPED Regulations Audiological Indicators a. An average pure-tone hearing loss in the speech range ( Hz) of 20dB or greater in the better ear. A child with a fluctuating hearing impairment, such as one resulting from chronic otitis media, is classified as hearing impaired (HI) b. An average high frequency, pure-tone hearing loss of 35dB or greater in the better ear at two or more of the following frequencies , 3000, 4000 and 6000Hz c. A permanent unilateral hearing loss of 35dB or greater in the speech range (pure-tone average of Hz) NOTE: Hearing impairment must adversely affect educational performance before a student receives services under an IEP. Audiology (IDEA 2004) Audiology services are defined as: (i) identification of children with hearing loss; (ii) determination of the range, nature, and degree of hearing loss, including referral for medical or other professional attention for the habilitation of hearing; (iii) provision of habilitative activities, such as language habilitation, auditory training, speech reading (lip reading), hearing evaluation, and speech conservation; 1

2 Related Services 34CFR300.34(b) Exception: services applied to children with surgically implanted devices, including cochlear implants. (iv) creation and administration of programs for prevention of hearing loss; (v) counseling and guidance of pupils, parents, and teachers regarding hearing loss; (vi) determination of the child's need for group and individual amplification, selecting and fitting an appropriate aid, and evaluating the effectiveness of amplification. Section (c)(1) (Federal Register June 21, 2005) 1) Related services do not include a medical device that is surgically implanted, the optimization of that device s functioning (e.g. mapping), maintenance of that device, or the replacement of that device. 2) Nothing in paragraph (b)(1) of this section i. Limits the right of a child to receive related services ii. Limits the responsibility of a public agency to appropriately monitor and maintain medical devices iii. Prevents the routine checking of an external component of a surgically-implanted device to make sure it is functioning properly Mapping not required by schools Does not affect provision of any other related services that might support the CI (speech therapy, assistive technology/fm) Requires monitoring to determine device is performing Hearing aids (IDEA) Each public agency MUST ensure that hearing aids worn in school by children with hearing impairments, including deafness, are functioning properly. Section (a)(2) (Federal Register June 21, 2005) School needs to provide evidence of monitoring plan of HAs and CIs (and specify in IEP) What is the monitoring procedure? Who will do it? Where will it be done? How often? What will happen if the device is not functioning properly? Note: Schools are not responsible for repairs, programming, replacement of surgically implanted devices or its processor unit Development, Review and Revision of IEP, Consideration of special factors 34CFR (2)(iv-v) The IEP Team MUST (iv) Consider the communication needs of the child, and in the case of a child who is deaf or hard of hearing, consider the child s language and communication needs, opportunities for direct communications with peers and professional personnel in the child s language and communication mode, academic level, and full range of needs, including opportunities for direct instruction in the child s language and communication mode. (v) Consider whether or not the child needs assistive technology devices and services 2

3 Schools must have documentation of considerations and actions regarding Identification of student s primary language and communication Opportunities for direct communication with peers and professional personnel in the student s language and comm mode Opportunities for direct instruction in the student s language and communication mode and academic level, and with consideration of child s full range of needs Student s needs for assistive technology and assistive technology services Assistive Technology Device Part B 34CFR means any item, piece of equipment, or product system, whether acquired commercially, off the shelf, modified, or customized, that is used to increase, maintain, or improve the functional capabilities of children with disabilities. The term does not include a medical device that is surgically implanted or the replacement of such device. Cochlear implants are not assistive technology Hearing aids MAY be assistive technology if so determined by the IEP Team Evidence must indicate that AT is: Necessary Appropriate Usable Effective Assistive Technology Service -- means any service that directly assists a child with a disability in the selection, acquisition, or use of an assistive technology device AT services includes: The evaluation of the needs of a child with a disability, including a functional evaluation of the child in the child s customary environment, Purchasing, leasing, or otherwise providing for the acquisition of assistive technology devices by children with disabilities, Selecting, designing, fitting, customizing, adapting, applying, maintaining, repairing, or replacing assistive technology devices, Coordinating and using other therapies, interventions, or services with assistive technology devices, such as those associated with existing education and rehabilitation plans and programs, Training or technical assistance for a child with a disability or, if appropriate, that child s family, and Training or technical assistance for professionals, employers, or other individuals who provide services to, employ, or are otherwise substantially involved in the major life functions of children with disabilities. Functional evaluation is needed Determine device and provide Design, maintain and replace Coordinate device use with other services Training/assistance for child, child s family Training/assistance for professionals involved with child 3

4 Section 504 Any person who has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities (example: learning, hearing, speaking, etc) is discriminated against based upon a record of such impairment, or is discriminated against based upon being regarded as having such impairment Section 504 (con t) 504 provides for accommodations NOT modifications Examples for children who are deaf/hard of hearing: Note taker Tape recorder Outlines of course content Study guides Seating Classroom communication talker intent meaningful message language patterns movement patterns sound output room acoustics sound input perceived meaning perceived language auditory evidence hearing mechanism perceived intent listener skills contextual evidence listener age knowledge Distance Negative acoustic factors in learning Classroom dimensions Large classes Lecturing Noise Students Heating Air conditioning Traffic Computers Aquarium Other classes Reverberation Linoleum Windows Cinderblock Hard ceilings Desks Noise and distance the typical classroom with 50dB background noise 100 What makes speech intelligible? Sample measured at 4ft typical classroom noise distance from the teacher in feet dba 40 low tones high tones contain speech contain speech power information frequency in hertz 4

5 Reverberation Output from talker Input to listener Frequency in khz Where can I get my suit cleaned? Time in seconds Importance of Hearing Classrooms are auditory-verbal environments where listening is the primary modality for learning (Flexer, 1995) Audiologists are uniquely qualified to ensure that all students have adequate access to auditory information Conclusions The classroom acoustic environment can affect a child s ability to understand the teacher Students spend at least 45% of day in activities that require listening (Berg, 1993) On any given day, 43% of students could fail a hearing test (Flexer, 1989) Even acoustically treated rooms still may need to consider the distance and noise issues School based audiology services Hearing Loss Prevention/Conservation Screening/Management of Hearing Screening Programs Audiological Evaluations Management of Auditory Processing Disorders Amplification Analysis and Troubleshooting Service delivery options Classroom Amplification Classroom Acoustics Counseling and Guidance for Students/Parents Professional Development for School Personnel Individualized Education Plan (IEP) Employee your own audiologist (e.g. PCSSD and Conway) Contract an audiologist (e.g. Mena, Wickes, Paris, BMEC and Bryant) Consultants via LEASSHI (until end of this school year) 5

6 MITS Program and Audiology Current status Future Contact Information for EARS Coordinator: Donna Smiley or EARS Hotline: Audiology Team Members Steve Upson Joanna Wakefield Lisa Christensen Mary Martha Henry SLP Team Members Nicole Guenther Anna Reed 6

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