This workshop will focus on the foundations of Auditory Processing Disorder, including the areas of the brain affected and how it’s identified and treated. A common recommendation for APD remediation is music. Speech understanding is very dependent on accurate processing of rhythm and melody of speech and music lessons/therapy can help to enhance those skills.
Dr. Christa Reeves is a Fellow of the American Academy of Audiology and currently serves on the Board of the International Guild of Auditory Processing Specialists (IGAPS) for which she is also an annual conference organizer and regular speaker. Additionally, she is currently the Past President and Convention Coordinator of the Georgia Academy of Audiology. Dr. Reeves earned her undergraduate training at the University of Georgia and completed her Doctor of Audiology (AuD) degree at the University of Florida in 2004. She worked her first 13 years in Atlanta area hospitals where she received her initial pediatric audiology training, began studying Auditory Processing Disorder (APD), and served as the Departmental Supervisor for Outpatient Rehabilitation services. She left the hospital settings in 2013 to start her private practice Little Listeners, where she performs Auditory Processing Evaluations and provides customized treatment for APD full time with her therapy dog, Olly.
Dr. Reeves contracts with Veteran Evaluation Services performing Compensation and Pension examinations for hearing loss and tinnitus as well as with District 2 Public Health in North Georgia screening and testing infants for the national Early Detection of Hearing Impairment (EDHI) program. Dr. Reeves is a circuit speaker for the Georgia Educational Training Agency, speaking to local educators about APD evaluations and treatment. Additionally, Dr. Reeves serves as the Audiology Advisor to various Brenau University Occupational Therapy student thesis projects for research involving sound sensitivity. In her spare time, Dr. Reeves enjoys reading, playing MahJong and Pickleball with friends, hiking, and spending time with her husband, grown daughters, future son-in-law, and her two dogs at her home on Lake Lanier.
Time: September 9, 2021 at 10:30 AM ET on Zoom
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