Audiology is a multifaceted profession involved in the assessment and management of hearing loss and balance disorders in adults and children (Audiology Australia, 2020). Audiologists work in a range of settings that can include public, private, education, and primary health care. The Northern Territory audiologist community is a small one with less than 30 audiologists in total. To assist with professional development, an annual event is held to provide training and networking opportunities for audiologists from different sectors.
Topic(s): audiology, Education, Teamwork, networking, communication training, communication
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) encourages the use of the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) model for integrating health practices in the school setting (Lewallen et al, 2015). The WSCC model emphasizes a collaborative approach to improve student health and academic outcomes. The Whole Child element of the model maintains the child as the focal point through five tenets: (1) being healthy, (2) being safe, (3) being engaged, (4) being supported, and (5) being challenged.
Topic(s): Audiologist, World Health Organization, Interprofessional Education Collaborative, School Nursing, Teamwork, Public Awareness, educational audiology services