Online Learning

The RIDBC Renwick Centre offers comprehensive e-Learning programs covering:

  • Interactive Lectures
  • Audio and Video Resources
  • Downloads, Forums and Quizzes

Many of these resources are free to access, however some require registration.

To register, please click on the Register link at the bottom of the course description. Alternatively print off the Continuing Professional Education Course Registration Form (PDF 319KB) below. Fill it out and fax/post it to RIDBC Renwick Centre.

CPE Registration Form

 

$30

In this series of one-hour presentations, Dr. Karen Wolffe introduces listeners to areas of concern in the lives of children and youth with visual impairments that are often overlooked or under-represented in general education and home settings: Career Education, Social Skills, Recreation & Leisure, Transition, and Independent Living.

$30

In this series of one-hour presentations, Dr. Karen Wolffe introduces listeners to areas of concern in the lives of children and youth with visual impairments that are often overlooked or under-represented in general education and home settings: Career Education, Social Skills, Recreation & Leisure, Transition, and Independent Living.

$30

The goal of technology is to permit children with hearing loss to use hearing to develop spoken language. Only by evaluating speech perception in a variety of test conditions, is it possible to know how much a child is actually hearing, and more importantly, what the child is not hearing. This information is critical in determining how to modify technology settings and in planning therapy. This seminar will discuss development of a speech perception test protocol and how to use test results

Free of Charge

In some cases it is very difficult for parents to be committed to the auditory habilitation process of their child following cochlear implantation. This can be for a range of reasons but in most cases it can be linked to ‘attachment’, due to a break down in the expansion of the early warm and loving relationship between the parents and the infant because of two way engagement difficulties.

Free of Charge

We have been talking about the brain-basis of hearing loss for years, but how effective are our brain conversations with families? This HOPE seminar will offer some information and conversations we can have with families as we advocate for their child’s auditory brain development and growth of intelligence.

Free of Charge

Diagnosis and treatment of central auditory processing disorders (CAPD) remains a controversial topic world-wide. Difficulties in this field include:
·uncertainty over the real-life impact of deficits measured in CAPD test batteries,
·uncertainties about whether test results reflect mainly auditory abilities, or reflect mainly cognitive abilities
·uncertainties about the most appropriate type of treatment for children with abnormal test results.

Free of Charge

This session provides participants with tools for assessing and setting goals for children with hearing loss and remedial speech problems. These are often children who come late to listening and have not yet become confident listeners. The Ling Model of speech assessment and intervention will be the framework used.

No Charge

The nature of support for cochlear implant (CI) recipients is rapidly evolving due primarily to the exponential growth of the CI population and technological advances. Plans and procedures for future development of this home based model in keeping with technological advances and family needs will be discussed with particular reference to the needs of children and families identified through newborn hearing screening.

No charge

Research has shown that when families feel well supported they are usually more satisfied with the services they receive. Parents who feel well supported experience less stress and increased well-being. Furthermore, when families are well supported, they are more effective in taking on the various roles associated with having a child with hearing loss, including facilitating children’s overall development.

$50 for 30 days access

This two day workshop with Dr Karen Wolffe provided a career education model that encompasses the life of an individual who is blind or has vision impairment. She described how activities and content at each stage of the model prepare individuals for the next stage in life or career. Emphasis was on skill development from birth through early adult life.

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