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Internationally recognized as the leader in hearing research, Boys Town National Research Hospital offers e-learning courses, live webinars and professional workshops with most up-to-date healthcare and educational practices for physicians, nurses, clinicians, teachers, school administrators and parents.

Auditory Consultant Resource Network

The Auditory Consultant Resource Network is a comprehensive on-site and distance support service that enhances educational programs for children who are deaf and hard of hearing by connecting classroom teachers, speech pathologists and audiologists with the hearing specialists at Boys Town National Research Hospital.

  • Auditory Consultant Resource Network educational outreach programs for professionals serving children who are deaf and hard of hearing.
  • Auditory Consultant Resource Network Handbook
    A comprehensive guide for deaf educators, speech-language pathologists, early interventionists, audiologists, mainstream educators and administrators, filled with tools for supporting auditory practices, student assessment and practitioner self-assessment.

Educational Interpreter Performance Assessment (EIPA)

EIPA courses are designed to enhance and further professional development of educational interpreters working in K-12 classroom settings, community interpreters, deaf educators and individuals working with interpreters.

  • EIPA Distance Course Schedule
  • Educational Interpreting Practice DVDs
  • EIPA Summer Intensive Skills Program
    Boys Town National Research Hospital's EIPA Diagnostic Center is offering an intensive summer training program to help interpreters improve their interpreting skills. This three-day program incorporates both teaching and extensive hands-on practical training. Instructors include a diverse faculty with firsthand knowledge of the skills interpreters need to improve their work in the classroom. Participants will be expected to participate in some activities using sign language only with no voice support. No voice interpretation will be provided.

Online Continuing Education

  • Nuts and Bolts Top 12
    Nuts & Bolts is a series of 12 one-hour talks designed for educators, parents and professionals who wish to expand their knowledge on topics related to children who are deaf and hard of hearing. One continuing education contact hour is awarded for each session. ASHA CEUs are also available upon request.
  • Auditory Access: Importance and Outcomes
    Auditory Access: Importance and Outcomes will feature two lectures on the impact auditory access can have on speech and language development for young children. Mary Pat Moeller, Ph.D., and Ryan McCreery, Ph.D., will cover the importance of newborn hearing screenings and how to optimize a child’s language environment, as well as how audiologists can strategically promote positive outcomes for children who are deaf and hard of hearing.
  • ENT Nurse Continuing Education
    These lectures will give new ENT nurses, physician assistants and nurse practitioners fundamental knowledge in otology, rhinology and oral cavity.

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