Neonatal diagnosis and amplification of hearing loss (HA/CI) shines a spotlight on our professional obligation to help parents assemble the knowledge and skills they seek to develop their baby’s potential for language (speech and/or sign). Very early diagnosis also sharpens our clinical focus on the latent potential of other conditions—such oro-motor difficulties and Auditory Neuropathy Spectrum Disorder (ANSD)—to frustrate an infant’s anticipated progression to spoken language.
The Infant Monitor of vocal Production (IMP) (Cantle Moore, 2004) was primarily conceived as a parent education tool, to scaffold parent understanding as to the nature and pace of their infant’s vocal progress toward speech. Clinically the IMP is a normed instrument which documents and assesses when (or whether) an infant’s innate vocal behaviours transition to audition-led imitations of speech and salient words. The resulting shared parent and professional knowledge aids timely decision-making with regard to intervention—appropriate device fitting and/or language habilitation approach.
The training course IMPlementing the IMP details professional/clinical use of the Infant Monitor of vocal Production as an assessment instrument and parent support strategy.
IMP training series has four core modules and numerous case studies. Once you purchase the modules they will appear on your dashboard. You will be able to watch each module once only. You will have access to the PowerPoint slides indefinitely and a copy of the transcript.
1. Rationale and Constructs of Development
2. Design and Structure
3. Content - The whys and wherefores of the 16 IMP questions
4. Presentation, documentation and scoring
5.Interpretations and Diagnostic Application Case Studies