NLCSD Fellows

Arlene Stredler Brown

Arlene Stredler Brown

University of Northern Colorado D/HH

Spring/Summer 2011

Arlene Stredler Brown has been invited to serve on the planning committee for the 1st International Congress on Family-Centered Early Intervention for Children who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing.  This meeting will be held in Bad Ischl,Austria, from May 30th to June 1st , 2012.   To access information about this conference, along with opportunities to present a poster, go to: < http://www.fcei2012.org/en/> http://www.fcei2012.org/en/

Spring/Summer 2011

During the summer of 2011, Arlene Stredler Brown will be teaching a 3-credit graduate course on Audiologic Rehabilitation in the Department of Educational and Counselling (yes, the Canadians use 2 /l/s in the spelling) Psychology and Special Education at the Vancouver Campus of the University of British Columbia. This course prepares  Teachers of the Deaf/Hard of Hearing throughout Canada.  The course is delivered in the classroom though it is part of a hybrid master's program that offers both online and face-to-face coursework. Course objectives, according to the standards set by the Canadian Association of Educators of the Deaf/Hard of Hearing (CAEDHH), include:  

  1. interpretation of audiological assessment and the implications of functional listening for learning and communication
  2. interpreting audiological assessment information for functional use in a variety of contexts
  3. using formal and informal assessments for measuring and evaluating functional hearing (auditory skills)
  4. factors that may impede the development of language and literacy
  5. the importance of early intervention to language and literacy development
  6. access and maximize residual hearing
  7. facilitate independent communication in all contexts
  8. the philosophies, research and skill levels needed to use existing communication approaches
  9. working collaboratively with other speech/language and allied professionals
  10. interpretation of audiological assessment and the implications of functional listening for learning and communication
  11. universal newborn hearing screening and implications for children and families
  12. implementing, when appropriate, strategies for maximizing residual hearing using all communication approaches
  13. interpreting audiological assessment information for functional use in a variety of contexts
  14. using formal and informal assessments for measuring and evaluating functional hearing (auditory skills)*
  15. working collaboratively with audiologists as members of the professional team

Arlene Stredler Brown, CCC-SLP, CED (Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech/Language Pathology; Council of Education of the Deaf) provides consultation and technical assistance to programs working with infants and toddlers with hearing loss in the United States and internationally.  For more than 15 years, she was the Director of Early Intervention Programs at the Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind (CSDB) directing the Colorado Home Intervention Program (CHIP) and providing technical assistance to preschool programs serving deaf and hard of hearing children statewide. 

Ms. Stredler Brown has graduate degrees in Speech/Language Pathology and Education of the Deaf/Hard of Hearing and is currently enrolled as a doctoral fellow with the National Leadership Consortium for Sensory Disabilities (NLCSD). She is active in state and federal initiatives to promote evidence-based early intervention practices.  She was a teacher of the deaf and hard of hearing for nine years and is the author of The FAMILY Assessment which is an evaluation used with infants and toddlers with hearing loss to plan intervention and support research in the field. 

Ms. Stredler Brown has adjunct faculty positions with the University of Colorado and the University of British Columbia.  She is currently the project director of a grant awarded to the Alliance for Technology, Learning, and Society (ATLAS) on the CU-Boulder campus.  This grant is studying the delivery of high-quality therapy services using telehealth technology to deaf children with cochlear implants.

In addition to her education credentials and affiliations, she has made many presentations and published frequently on topics in her field.  She is best known for her expertise and contributions to early intervention and treatment of hearing loss in children.  Her work prioritizes measurably effective education and healthcare options that are respectful of the family and emphasize what is best for the child using individualized assessment.