- morning: developments in the neonatal diagnosis & the possibilities of recovery with the speech-therapy
- noon: workshops promoted by companies that develop, produce & market cochlear implants
- two morning
sessions: hearing impairment of the adults; the legislative framework
noon: space for associations that propose 3 panel discussions:
- their stories so far
- the state of the art of the LEA (Essential Levels of Assistance)
- new ways of communicating through the web.
I was invited to share some thoughts on Saturday noon giving a speech on "The state of the Essential Levels of Assistance dedicated to deaf persons".
The idea is to offer our specific skills, structuring our 3 micro-speech to deepen some specific aspects:
- Danilo Comba explores the latest news on the state of the review of the LEA, which are ready-but-blocked since February 2015by the political impasse & bla-bla; Danilo will focus particularly on the subject of the post-operative care, & on the recent reforms on neonatal screening
Pitta proposes an in-depth analysis on what an “active implantable
medical device” is, & what are the functions covered by the
battery both at functional & regulatory level, highlighting the
contradiction between the batteries mandatory necessity to let the
cochlear implant work, & their being at full costs for the
my speech proposes an analysis of what are the LEA & how they work in practice, giving a particular attention to the reality of our Region case-study situation, focusing on the balance between LEA & extraLEA supports
I have been honoured to collaborate with work Krysty since summer 2015, when we wrote the post "Fathers & grief: a conversation on raising a child with hearing loss". It can be read the original post here & the translation of the Italian version here .
If you are interested in the original from Krysty, & to read many more heart-warming suggestions & clever analysis, please register on her blog at www.kidswithhearingloss.org
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