The Care Project In Idaho
Participants will learn about the struggles families face when raising a child with hearing loss. Participants will be able to identify and support the unique and specialized needs of children and their families, including how family members can support each other, access support, support their child, and help their child thrive.
Brian Shakespeare, B.S. Psychology has worked for Idaho Sound Beginnings since 2012; starting as the Data Manager and being promoted as Program Coordinator in 2014. He received his Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Boise State University in 2009. Following graduation, he worked with children with developmental disabilities for two years, eventually becoming a Certified Behavioral Interventionist. Brian’s major accomplishments with Idaho Sound Beginnings include receiving the Outstanding Organization of the Year Award from the Idaho Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, overseeing data linkages between HiTrack, Idaho’s Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Information System, and the databases of both Idaho Vital Records and ITPKIDS, Idaho’s Part C database, as well as implementing process improvements in screening programs and audiology clinics across the state.
Erika Shakespeare, Au.D, CCC-A specializes in pediatric and adult diagnostics and amplification, and is a pediatric audiology mentor and educator for audiologists across the country. She is the Network Audiologist for the National Center for Hearing Assessment and Management, covering the Pacific Northwest. She owns and operates Audiology and Hearing Aid Associates in La Grande, Oregon.