CE Credit

Ethics in Audiology: Follow-up and Reporting Standards After Newborn Hearing Screening in Texas

Welcome to the training on Ethics in Audiology: Follow-up and Reporting Standards After Newborn Hearing Screening in Texas provided by the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) and the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC).

Credit hours: 1.0 CE

Goal

The goal of this tutorial is to equip audiologists to adhere to ethical standards for follow-up and referral after newborn hearing screening, including complete and electronic reporting into the Texas Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (TEHDI) management information system.

Target Audience

Audiologists who perform follow-up services for infants who do not pass their newborn hearing screening or who have risk factors for late-onset hearing loss.

Specific Learning Objectives

After completing the activities of this module, you will be able to:

  1. Apply current standards of care for follow-up and referral of infants who do not pass newborn hearing screening.
  2. Assess ethical considerations related to delays in reporting and referral.
  3. Employ procedures for consistent and complete electronic reporting to the Texas Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (TEHDI) management information system.
  4. Specify the audiologist’s role in reducing loss to follow-up and loss to documentation and in promoting early intervention for infants and children who are deaf or hard of hearing.

Note: The term “parents” in this module also implies caregivers and guardians.

Please note this module expires on 8/21/2018.

Accreditation Statement

Disclosures

American Academy of Pediatrics, Building Your Medical Home.

ASQ Family Access website.

Birth to 5: Watch Me Thrive!: A Primary Care Providers Guide for Developmental and Behavioral Screening

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Milestones in Action, a free library of photos and videos of developmental milestones.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Developmental Milestones, a web page with free checklists, downloadable resource materials, and videos.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Developmental Disabilities: Free Materials. A website with a large variety of free resource materials about ADHD, ASD, fetal alcohol spectrum disorders, fragile X syndrome, and other developmental disorders.

CHADIS (Child Health and Development Interactive System).

Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) to screen mothers for depression. 

Early Childhood Intervention (ECI) Services Referral Form for Physicians. (On the ECI website, scroll down to Information for Health and Medical Professionals Referring to ECI.)

ECI Qualifying Diagnosis Search.

First Signs, an educational website about developmental disabilities. 

M-CHAT-R/F Questionnaire

MINT, an international organization of trainers in motivational interviewing.

Parents’ Evaluation of Developmental Status (PEDS).

Relay Texas.

Severity Measure for Depression—Adult (PHQ-9), under the heading Disorder-Specific Severity Measures on the Online Assessment Measures web page of the American Psychiatric Association website.

Texas Early Hearing Detection and Intervention.

Texas Education Agency, information about special education services

Texas Health Steps Child Health Clinical Record Forms

Texas Health Steps Checkup Components.

Texas Health Steps Developmental and Mental Health Screening Tools.

Texas Home Visiting.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Developmental Monitoring and Screening

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Learn the Signs. Act Early

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Developmental Disabilities: Free Materials. A website with a large variety of free resource materials about ADHD, ASD, fetal alcohol spectrum disorders, fragile X syndrome, and other developmental disorders.

First Signs, Hallmark Developmental Milestones.

HelpGuide.org, Autism Symptoms and Early Signs.

KidsHealth.org, Delayed Speech or Language Development.

Parent Companion: First Five Years.

Protected Tomorrows, The Importance of Developmental Screening for Children.

Texas Home Visiting.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Birth to 5: Watch Me Thrive! web page for families.

Zero to Three.

The DSHS audiovisual library’s ECI collection includes videos, books, assessment instruments, audio resources, and journals concerning children who have disabilities or developmental delays. Materials can be checked out by any Texas resident.

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