The 3C Approach to Serving Young Children with Hearing Loss Via Telepractice by Dr. K. Todd Hosuton

Connecting to Communicate & Collaborate: The 3C Approach to Serving Young Children with Hearing Loss Via Telepractice

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What is telepractice? How is it different from telemedicine, telehealth, or connected health? Why are schools, hospitals, and other facilities utilizing distance technology to provide diagnostic and treatment interventions to a range of individuals with communication disorders? How can we use telepractice to meet the learning and communication needs of young children with hearing loss and their families?

Structuring successful telepractice services requires planning and “buy-in” from the parents and families being served and other key stakeholders. Practitioners must know the unique diagnostic and treatment needs of those on their caseload and how these needs can be met using distance technology.

This course will address the “how-to” of delivering telepractice services to young children with hearing loss and their families and the knowledge and skills professionals must obtain to ensure positive outcomes. While the focus is on young children with hearing loss, professionals planning new telepractice services as well as those who have established programs will find this information helpful!

At the conclusion of this course, the learner will be able to

  • Define how societal changes support the increased use of telepractice
  • Define how telepractice can be used as a service delivery model within Speech Language Pathology
  • Identify the pertinent professional standards and policies that govern evidence-based telepractice service delivery
  • Ways to implement a telepractice program in Speech Language Pathology
  • Evaluate an effective a telepractice program

This course is offered for 5.5 clock hours or .55 of Certification Maintenance Hours (CMHs).

Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?

This course is a completely self-paced online course – you decide when you start and when you finish.

How long do I have access to the course?

The content of the course will be available to you for one year after your purchase. You can access it at any time during the year.

This class was great but do you have any other resources that I can use as I start my telepractice in Speech-Language Pathology.

Please check out my books published through Plural Publishing on this topic. The course also lists a range of resources, websites, and other materials that will assist you in growing your own telepractice program.

I need help! Who do I contact?

If you are having difficulties with the Learning @ 3C site, please email If you have questions about the course, please contact

What is 3C Digital Media Network, LLC?

3C Digital Media Network is a media company focusing on creating an infinite communication platform so that individuals can connect with high-quality content that informs, educates, and inspires. They offer a wide variety of digital media for adult learners ranging from podcasts, webinars, digital print, courses, and more. Connect with them if you would like to share your resources with the network!

Your Instructor

K. Todd Houston, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, Cert. LSLS AVT

K. Todd Houston, PhD, CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert. AVT, is a Professor, Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP), and a Listening and Spoken Language Specialist (LSLS) Certified Auditory-Verbal Therapist (Cert. AVT). He is currently a member of the faculty in the School of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, College of Health Professions, at the University of Akron (Akron, OH) and also serves as an SLP and LSLS Cert. AVT for the Cochlear Implant Program at Akron Children’s Hospital.

For more than 20 years, his professional focus has been serving young children with hearing loss and their families who are learning to listen and acquire spoken language as well as providing aural rehabilitation to adults with hearing loss. Over the past decade, Dr. Houston has incorporated telepractice into his service delivery and continues to provide direct services each week, both in-person and through telepractice, to young children with hearing loss and their families.

He has produced three recent books through Plural Publishing: Telepractice In Speech-Language Pathology (2014), Assessing Listening and Spoken Language in Children with Hearing Loss (with Dr. Tamala S. Bradham, 2015), and Telepractice In Audiology (with Dr. Emma Rushbrooke, 2016). Dr. Houston continues to publish research articles, book chapters, and other editorials focused on a range of related clinical topics. He also is a sought-after speaker and presenter throughout the United States and internationally.

Dr. Houston also is a co-founder of the 3C Digital Media Network, LLC and host of the podcast, The Listening Brain.

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