Michigan Early On to Correct Document in Response to Letter from MAA

In late 2013, it was brought to our attention that the Early On provider qualifications required that audiologists maintain the "Certification of Clinical Competence in Audiology" (CCC-A), in order to be eligible to serve as an Early On provider. The source of this information was the "Michigan Department of Education Early On Procedures, January 25, 2013".  The MAA executive board prepared a letter requesting that the MDE review these requirements, and consider a change, as they did not reflect the current state of credentialing for the profession of audiology.  In response to the letter from MAA, MDE will be enabled to make the necessary corrections to the document.  Please see the attached letters to learn more. 

Early On Letter to MAA

MDE Letter from MAA

CEU Opportunity: Mayo Clinic Webinar

The Wayne State University Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders would like to invite you to view the Mayo Clinic Webinar at Wayne State University on Saturday, Feburary 8th.  The cost of this event will be $30. For those not interested in CEUs, the cost is $5.  For students and Wayne State University faculty, the event is at no charge, but please bring your WSU ID.  Payment must be made by cash or check as we cannot run credit cards.  Lunch will be provided. This event is .45 CEU's through AAA.  Those wanting ASHA CEU's will have to get a certificate at the end of the program which they can submit to ASHA as needed.  The schedule is as follows:

Registration will open at 8:30

10-10:05 a.m. Welcome and CEU information
10:05-11:05 a.m. "Health Care in the U.S. Is Changing — But Does It Really Impact Audiology?"
Neil T. Shepard, Ph.D., Mayo Clinic

11:05-11:15 a.m. Discussion
11:15-11:30 a.m. Break
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. "Outcomes of Children Who Are Hard of Hearing: What's Working?"
Mary Pat Moeller, Ph.D., Boys Town National Research Hospital

12:30-12:40 p.m. Discussion
12:40-1:30 p.m. Lunch
1:30-2:30 p.m. "There Will Soon Be a Cochlear Implant for Tinnitus"
Richard Tyler, Ph.D., University of Iowa

2:30-2:40 p.m. Discussion
2:40-2:55 p.m. Break
2:55-3:55 p.m. "Auditory Electrophysiology: Contemporary Clinical Applications"
Paul Kileny, Ph.D., University of Michigan
3:55-4:05 p.m. Discussion
4:05-4:10 p.m. Closing comments and CEU reminder

Click here for the conference website.
We are told that they will have handouts available on the website prior to the event.

The conference brochure is attached. *Note that WSU is not listed on the brochure, but IS one of the presentation sites.

A map of the WSU campus is attached. The Rackham building is circled. Unfortunately many of the structures on campus are closed on Saturdays, but there is other public metered parking options if you prefer.

If you would like to register for this event, please contact Mellissa Pozios at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  by Saturday Febuary 1, 2014.

Please let us know if you have any further questions.

Thank you,

Mellissa Pozios, Wayne State University Class of 2014 Au.D. Candidate
Lindsay Bauman, Wayne State University Class of 2014 Au.D. Candidate
Virginia Ramachandran, Ph.D., Au.D.
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