This webinar was originally accepted as a Teaching Course for ACPA's 77th Annual Meeting.

A pediatric audiologist with extended experience working as part of a multidisciplinary cleft and craniofacial team will address the overarching implications of temporary and permanent hearing loss in infants and children, particularly the impact on those with cleft and craniofacial conditions. We will review methods of behavioral and electrophysiological testing, including Visual Reinforcement Audiometry (VRA), Conditioned Play Audiometry (CPA), unconventionaltechniques, two-person testing, Otoacoustic Emission Testing (OAEs), sedated or non-sedated Auditory Brainstem Response Testing (ABR), and Auditory Steady State Response Testing (ASSR). Test methods that do not require sedation will be discussed in depth, including the benefits and challenges of each modality. The aim of this discussion is to broaden the cleft and craniofacial team's "toolkit." We hope this will encourage reflection of your team's current audiologic practices, spur consideration of alternative/adjunctive strategies in these challenging situations, and improve overall care for children with cleft and craniofacial conditions.


Continuing Education

Attendees must register, attend and evaluate each webinar to receive continuing education credit. This on-demand course will be eligible through March 31, 2022. 

  • ACCME: ACPA designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should only claim credits commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. The American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

  • ASHA: This program is offered for 0.10 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate Level, Professional Area).

Nursing: This nursing continuing professional development activity was approved by the North Carolina Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

To receive 1.0 contact hours:

  • Learners must attend 80% or more of the webinar.
  • Learners must complete and submit an evaluation form.

Neither the speakers nor members of the planning committee have any conflicts of interest related to the content of this activity.  Individual disclosures may be found in the “Topics” tab under their name. 

Original Seminar Date: August 25, 2020

On-Demand Release Date: August 26, 2020

On-Demand Expiration Date: March 31, 2022

Seminar Objectives
  • The learner will describe the implications of temporary and permanent hearing losses in patients with cleft and craniofacial abnormalities.
  • The learner will be able to list various audiologic methods/test techniques (i.e., behavioral and electrophysiological methods) that may be utilized to eliminate or minimize need for sedation.
  • The learner should consider changes that may be incorporated in their team's audiologic protocols.
Seminar Information
Expiration Date:
July 25, 2022 11:55 PM
1 hour
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Strategies for optimizing audiologic assessments and minimizing sedation for young children with cleft lip/palate andcraniofacial conditions
Speaker Information
Krista Roper AuD  [ view bio ]
Individual topic purchase: Selected
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™: 1.00
Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (non-MD/DO)
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™: 1.00
Nursing Contact Hours: 1.00
CEUs: 0.10
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Student Non-member: $14.99
Student Member: $14.99
Member: $14.99
ACPA Retired: $14.99
ACPA Member: $14.99
ACPA Life Member: $14.99
Transitional Member: $14.99
Full Price: $24.99