Understanding The “Process” Of Auditory Processing: Keynote by Dr. Jeanane Ferre Ph.D. CCC-A

Over 80 clinicians, parents, and local educators gathered for Dr. Jeanane Ferre’s Keynote on Understanding The “Process” Of Auditory Processing on Friday, May 18th at EvergreenHealth Auditorium in Kirkland, WA. The educational event was sponsored by Evergreen Speech & Hearing Clinic for Better Hearing & Speech Month.  

Dr. Ferre is a nationally recognized expert in the field of (Central) Auditory Processing Disorders – (C)APD –  in children and adults. She is an adjunct faculty member of Northwestern and Rush Universities. Her pioneering research led to the development of the Bellis-Ferre model for testing and interpretation of (C)APD (the model used at Evergreen Speech & Hearing Clinic). 

Dr. Ferre’s presentation on the evaluation and treatment of (C)APD in children and adults, focused on the subtypes of auditory processing disorder with patient examples from her 35 years of experience. Based on the results of testing she outlined the importance of deficit-specific intervention including remediation and management for (C)APD. 

Watch the full keynote:

Hearing But Not Understanding? Special Keynote

On Friday, May 18th at 1:30PM at the EvergreenHealth, Auditorium we are hosting Dr. Jeanane Ferre Ph.D. CCC-A, a nationally recognized expert on central auditory processing disorders (CAPD), with over 35 years experience providing evaluation and treatment of CAPDs to children and adults. 

WHO: Dr. Jeanane Ferre Ph.D. CCC-A is a nationally recognized expert and pioneering researcher in Central Auditory Processing Disorders (CAPD) in children and adults. 

WHAT: A special lecture event on evaluation and treatment of CAPD in children and adults. Individuals with CAPD have no difficulty hearing but often have difficulty understanding. Often these difficulties include listening to, comprehending, and/or remembering the information heard. Individuals with (C)APD may also experience difficulties interpreting the subtle meaning of what has been said, such as sarcasm, irony, and humor.

WHEN: Friday May 18th at 1:30PM

WHERE: EvergreenHealth Auditorium, Kirkland, WA

WHY: The Month of May is Better Hearing and Speech Month. Evergreen Speech & Hearing Clinic is excited to offer community outreach and educational events in the month of May. 

Let us know your interest in attending at rsvp@everhear.com

This talk is free to the public and highly recommended for parents, local physicians, educators, and healthcare providers. 

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Bio: Dr. Ferre established her practice in 1988, becoming one of the first audiologists in the nation to open a practice devoted exclusively to the evaluation and treatment of auditory processing disorders and has provided these services at her Oak Park office for over 20 years.

In addition to her clinical practice, she is an adjunct faculty member of Northwestern and Rush Universities, teaching graduate classes in assessment and management of CAPD and serving as an off-campus practicum supervisor to improve students’ clinical skills in the area of CAP assessment and intervention. Dr. Ferre regularly attends special education eligibility meetings and assists with development of IEPs and 504 accommodation plans. She has provided consultation on auditory processing to school districts and education departments in Illinois, Wisconsin, California, Georgia, Hawaii and the District of Columbia. Dr. Ferre is on the advisory board of Audiology Online (www.audiologyonline.com) and is a regular editorial reviewer of papers related to central auditory processing for several professional journals. She has contributed to “best practice” documents for central auditory processing assessment and intervention for the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

Her pioneering research in this area led to the development of the Bellis-Ferre model, currently one of the most widely used models for interpreting central auditory processing test results. She is the co-author of a widely used test for screening processing disorders among school-age children.

She has published extensively in professional journals and written chapters for collegiate texts and has given over 300 presentations on CAPD to school districts, related professionals, speech-language-hearing conferences, and parent support groups at the local, state, national and international levels.

Dr. Ferre’s work has earned numerous awards. She is a Fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, a Fellow of the Illinois Speech-Language-Hearing Association, and a Distinguished Alumnus of Illinois State University. In addition, she has received the Clinical Achievement Award and Honors of the Association from the Illinois Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

 

Portugal. The Man: Throwback Thursday – Turn It Down: Ear-Responsible Concert in Kirkland

This Throwback Thursday takes us back to our 2008 Turn It Down: Ear-Responsible Concert. Hosted at the Kirkland Teen Union Building and sponsored by Evergreen Speech & Hearing Clinic, Grammy U, Westone, House Ear Institue, and Oticon, the evening was headlined by Portugal the Man. Since our third annual Turn It Down concert, Portugal. the Man can now be found at festivals like Coachella in 2018. The event brought out more than 250 concert-goers and all performances were at safe listening levels (under 100dB). Our custom hearing protection was given out and $1,614 was raised for equipment that could provide a safer listening space at Kirkland Teen Union Building. Check out these local articles from the event in Seattle PI, Mix Online, and The Kirkland Reporter.

Portugal. The Man’s top song “Feel It Still” now tops over 285,000,000 listens on Spotify; check out this live stripped down version by the band. 


 

 

UW Student Hearing Health Forum

Come celebrate Better Hearing and Speech Month with us. Doctoral Students from the University of Washington will be on hand to share about better communication, including mini-talks on:

• Brain Hearing
• How We Hear
• Listening Effort
• Social Gatherings
• Understanding the Audiogram

Please join us on Wednesday, April 26th at 6:30 p.m. in our Redmond Office!

Spaces are limited, RSVP to info@everhear.com 425-882-4347

Hearing & Listening Event October 10th, 2016

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We are thrilled to announce that ESHC has been able to book renowned speaker, author, and researcher Dr. Dennis Van Vliet to talk about the effects of wearing hearing instruments on cognitive effort, listening, and processing. Dr. Van Vliet has more than 40 years of clinical history and research experience and is considered to be one of the premier experts on the effects of hearing loss on cognitive performance.

The Seminar will be held on October 10, 2016. In addition, we will be reserving the following 3 days in our clinic for additional one on one Q&A sessions with Dr. VanVliet, to answer specific questions about cognitive effort and the impact that new hearing technology can have on cognitive performance.

Who should attend?

If you or your loved ones struggle with processing speech in noisy environments like meetings, outings out with family, restaurants, or in any public places, you should join us for this fascinating event. If you would like to take advantage to chat with Dr. Van Vliet personally about the impact of new hearing technology, please call our office for an appointment. You will want to call soon, as appointments are naturally limited, and we cannot extend Dr. Van Vliet’s schedule. We look forward to seeing you at the event!

When?

Seminar: October 10, 2016 @ 2 p.m.
Consultations: October 11, 1

Where?

Evergreen Hospital, room Red 551.
12040 NE 128th Street, Room Red 551
Kirkland, WA  98034

Follow the signs towards the West Entrance of the hospital.

Summer Fun Days Are Coming

It is another summer full of fun here at the Evergreen Speech and Hearing Clinics! This year our Kirkland and Redmond offices are very excited to host our annual Summer Fun Days, where we celebrate the season with exciting games and crafts for our patients and staff.
During this time, for the week of July 27th at our Redmond office and the week of August 3rd in our Kirkland office, don’t be surprised if you see Frozen Princesses or Ice Castles on Monday. On Tuesday, there won’t be any birds or planes in the office but Superman and his superhero friends are sure to make an appearance. On Wednesday, you better keep your golden doubloons close because no place is safe from the speech and language pirates. Thursday will be sports day and everyone should stop by in their favorite team’s colors. Finally, Friday and Saturday will be truly wild when the office gets turned into the animal kingdom. You should expect to see more than a few lions, tigers or bears (oh my). Everyone is encouraged to dress up. We can’t wait for the fun to begin. Check out our flyer for more details at: Summer Fun Days

Evergreen Looks to a Bright Future

Noah and Molly: just two of our 5 new interns

Noah and Molly: Just Two of our Five New Interns

Who would have thought that Evergreen Speech and Hearing would be such a hot bed for internships? Evergreen Speech and Hearing has grown a great deal in the past 36 years and so has its Internship Program. Over the last few years, Evergreen has offered more internships and educational opportunities than ever before. Most recently, the clinics offered internships at the post graduate, graduate and undergraduate levels giving hardworking, bright students a chance to have hands on learning experience in the audiology and speech pathology world. Having higher education internship opportunities allows Evergreen Speech and Hearing to work with students of all different levels of interest. Post Graduates are usually extremely focused and already well on their way to becoming the next generation of Speech Pathologists or Audiologists. Graduate students are just figuring out if they want to pursue a career in audiology or speech pathology, earning their internship hours while learning more technical skills. Undergraduates have a desire to learn and explore the topic, even if not completely set on the audiology and speech pathology course. “As an undergraduate at Evergreen, I came in thinking I might want to start studying speech and hearing more, but I have come to be really interested in the business side of the company and they have really helped me learn and discover more about what it takes to run a solid business.”(Noah Levan, Undergraduate Intern). Evergreen knows it takes a team with many different skills to build a good company and helping these students not only makes for a better future in audiology and speech pathology but it also makes for a better clinic, with new ideas flying around all the time. This is one facet of Evergreen that keeps us on the cutting edge at all times and allows us to serve the communities as best we can. In conclusion, Ruth said it best “We pride ourselves on making the communities around us a better place, giving internship opportunities and letting people explore their interest in our field. It’s just one way we can do our best.”(Ruth, Clinic Director).

Carla Brooks, Autism Expert, to Speak Tonight

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In celebration of Better Speech and Hearing Month, the Evergreen Speech & Hearing Clinic is hosting a FREE presentation by autism expert Carla Brooks, MA, CCC-SLP open to local speech language professionals on Thursday May 28th from 6:30-8:00pm at the Evergreen Hospital Auditorium (by the Emergency Room). Please feel free to share with anyone you think might be interested including educators and other therapists! ‪#‎BHSM‬