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Sunday, March 11th 2018
15:00 - 16:30 MEZ

Forum discussion

Enhance Patient Interaction

Social Media & Social Networking

Language English & Russian 

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Learning results for parents

→ List online resources for parents of children with hearing loss

→ Identify at least 3 ways of using social media and social networking to assist themselves and their child

Learning results for experts

List at least three uses of social media, internet applications, or websites that will benefit current practice or service delivery

Compose a stepwise work plan that will focus their use of social media and/or related applications to enhance their current practice or service delivery

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About the Topic

→ Today most individuals have profiles on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram or other social media networks. The digital age has changed how we socialize, shop, and learn about the world around us.

The use of social media, smartphones, tablet computers, and other internet technology has created new opportunities for professionals to interact with colleagues, mentor or be mentored, and serve children with hearing loss and their families.

Likewise, parents of children with hearing loss are discovering new ways to communicate with their service providers and finding communities of support through the same online outlets. This session will explore how professionals and parents can leverage social media and related technological applications to expand collaboration, support, and service delivery.

About the presenter

K. Todd Houston, PhD, CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert. AVT, is a Professor in the School of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology at The University of Akron (Ohio, USA), where he teaches courses on the topics of aural (re)habilitation, Auditory-Verbal Therapy,  phonetics, diagnostics, connected health and learning, and professional practices. His areas of research include spoken language acquisition in children with hearing loss, parent engagement in the intervention process, the use of social media and social networking to support clinical practice, and telepractice as a service delivery model.


Dr. Houston currently directs the Telepractice & eLearning Laboratory (TeLL), which is designed to evaluate the delivery of speech and language services to children and adults through telepractice service delivery models.Dr. Houston writes extensively on these topics and has published numerous peer-reviewed articles, editorials, and book chapters. He also is the editor of Telepractice In Speech-Language Pathology (2014), co-editor of Assessing Listening and Spoken Language in Children with Hearing Loss (2015) and co-editor of Telepractice In Audiology.



K. Todd Houston


Monika Lehnhardt-Goriany

Translation en-ru-de

Anastasia Flanagan

Translation de-ru

Liubov Wolowik