Jane R. Madell

Jane R. Madell

Jane R. Madell, PhD, is an audiologist, speech-language pathologist, and LSLS Cert. AVT in New York City, who consults nationally and internationally on managing hearing in children. She is a recipient of the Marion Downs Award for Excellence in Pediatric Audiology.

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Maximize Children’s School Outcomes: The Audiologist’s Responsibility

For children with hearing loss to succeed in school, good access to classroom information is absolutely essential. Acoustic accessibility means that the child’s technology and classroom acoustics need to be monitored, educational staff need to understand the effect of hearing loss on the reception of academic and social information, and teachers need to know how to employ useful classroom modifications. If there is no educational audiologist to advocate for the child, someone else needs to pick up the slack. 

Topic(s): Pediatric, Hearing, Patient care