Christina provides speech and language evaluation and therapy services for pediatric patients in the outpatient clinic. Her primary clinical focus is the speech, language, and auditory development of deaf and hard of hearing children utilizing hearing aids and/or cochlear implants. She provides children and families hands-on learning intervention focusing on auditory development or the Listening and Spoken Language (LSL) approach. This method helps empower families to become their child’s primary advocate and promote language development in their natural home language.
In addition to her clinical experience with deaf and hard of hearing families, Christina is also completing a mentor program through Hearing First designed to provide an intensive learning experience for professionals working toward Listening and Spoken Language Certification. She was one of 20 professionals across the U.S. accepted for her cohort.
Each day I’m reminded just how extraordinary children are. Their brains are little sponges that soak up all the experiences and language they are exposed to. However, it’s critical they are exposed through direct engagement. My goal is to show families how make all their interactions with their deaf and hard of hearing child truly meaningful. Giving families these tools will help them build their child’s brain and develop language skills. I hope that by being an active participant in their child’s language development, families will be able to gain an understanding of childhood development to make appropriate expectations, while also recognizing the overall potential their child holds.
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