Fourth Year Externship (Pediatric Hospital Setting)
Children's Hospital Colorado - Aurora, CO

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The Bill Daniels Center for Children’s Hearing at Children's Hospital Colorado provides the most comprehensive diagnostic and rehabilitation programs for children who are deaf and hard-of-hearing and their families in the Rocky Mountain region. Because education of graduate students in audiology and speech-language pathology is part of our mission, we enjoy sharing our experience and expertise with Au.D. students. The Bill Daniels Center for Children’s Hearing currently offers externships for fourth year Au.D.students. Externs receive intensive training in diagnostic and rehabilitative audiology services for infants and young children including behavioral audiometry, electrophysiological measures performed while a child is in natural sleep or under anesthesia, advanced technology hearing aid evaluation and fitting, and cochlear implant experience. In addition, externs may participate in parent education and speech and language therapy services for children who are deaf or hard-of-hearing. Externs receive 100% supervision during their training to ensure compliance with state and federal regulations governing student services, supervision, and licensing restrictions. All preceptors maintain ASHA certification.
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Yes 1 4 Rarely Everyday Regularly 0 17667 ericka.schicke@childrenscolorado.org 23 Never Ericka Schicke, AuD Everyday 17676,17677 Optional opportunity to visit and observe Audiology clinic prior to interview. Up to 25 miles. Never Everyday Never Everyday Contact program for more detailed instructions regarding application process. Letters of Recommendation,Resume,Transcript,Letter of request/intent,Other As Needed 2 Yes Yes Never Yes 3 The ability to interact with children and families and motivation to learn from an experienced staff of Audiologists. Some experience with behavioral audiometry including VRA, conditioned play, standard audiometry, and electrophysiological measures, as well as hearing aid fitting, verification, and validation is preferred. Everyday No stipend offered. Opportunity for part time (< 15 hours/week)employment(no benefits) doing newborn hearing screenings and clinical assistance. Yes Student externship reviews/evaluations are provided to the university per program requirements. Other communication as needed. Never Never Regularly 1 Rarely Everyday 0 Regularly Yes 0 You must enter a contact person's email. No Never Regularly Never Rarely 1 October 31 Proficient in diagnostic testing of infants and children including behavioral testing (VRA, CPA, standard audiometry) and electrophysiologic evaluations. Demonstrate competence in hearing aid consultation, fitting, verification and validation. Independent counseling regarding identification of hearing loss, implications of hearing loss in the pediatric population and habilitative measures. Collaborate with other professionals such as early intervention providers, Speech-Language therapists and educational Audiologists.