Pediatric Audiology Specialty Certification (PASC)

Pediatric Audiology Specialty Certification (PASC)

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SAA SPOTLIGHT | Pursuing Specialty Certification

For many students, the prospect of graduation can mean several things—the end of their tenure in academia, or perhaps the beginning of a fulfilling, lifelong career. If you ask me, I am looking forward to the focus on clinical service provision in contrast to meeting capstone deadlines, writing term papers, and studying for examinations. In reality, however, as a health-care professional, you have committed yourself to lifelong learning because audiology is a profession that is founded upon evidence-based practice.

Topic(s): Continuing Education (CE), Certification, Pediatric Audiology Specialty Certification (PASC), American Board of Audiology (ABA), Cochlear Implant Specialty Certification (CISC)

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Publication Issue: Audiology Today May/June 2017

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ABA SOUNDING BOARD | The Year in Review

In December 2017, the American Board of Audiology (ABA) met with a consultant for a “certification reboot” retreat. Our intention was to look at the programs we offer and develop a roadmap for the future. After several days of intense discussions, the group concluded that business as usual is not optimal. We want, instead, to enhance the certification programs to maximize their value and impact for the profession of audiology. Our renewed vision this year focused on identifying changes and additional efforts needed for our “reboot.” The ABA will report more on this work in future columns.

Topic(s): American Board of Audiology (ABA), Board Certification, Pediatric Audiology Specialty Certification (PASC)

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Publication Issue: Audiology Today November/December 2018

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ABA SOUNDING BOARD | Pediatric Audiology Specialty Certification: A Panel Weighs In

The challenge for any certification program is to demonstrate the value of the certification. Depending on whether you are assigning value from the perspective of a patient, their family, the facility that you work for, or for yourself, the value is likely defined differently, and certainly not solely in monetary terms.  

Topic(s): Pediatric Audiology Specialty Certification (PASC), Professional Development, AAA Conference

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ABA SOUNDING BOARD | Pediatric Audiology Specialty Certification: It’s NOT Child’s Play!

I have been practicing audiology since 1996 and started out as a jack of all trades—seeing patients of all ages, providing a variety of diagnostic services, and fitting hearing aids to patients of all ages. Early in my career, I developed a strong interest in working with children with hearing loss and their families. While I had some opportunities to provide this service initially, I did not begin to exclusively see children until a job change in 2005 led me to an exclusively pediatric position.

Topic(s): pediatrics, Pediatric Audiology Specialty Certification (PASC), American Board of Audiology (ABA), Board Certification

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Publication Issue: Audiology Today July/August 2018