Intro to the MARCOF Mainstream Assessment of Readiness for Children Over Five

The MARCOF is an assessment tool designed for parents, teachers, and therapists to use when considering mainstream readiness for children with hearing loss. The tool is designed to consider a variety of developmental and educational domains, formal and informal assessment, and family concerns. Overall scoring provides information about a child’s strengths and challenges and highlights needs for further intervention and/or support services. Detailed information on the MARCOF will be addressed and participants will have the opportunity to learn and apply information through a variety of case studies.

When Mar 04, 2014
from 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM
Where Louisburg, NC
Contact Name
Contact Phone 919-419-1428
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The MARCOF is an assessment tool designed for parents, teachers, and therapists to use when considering mainstream readiness for children with hearing loss. The tool is designed to consider a variety of developmental and educational domains, formal and informal assessment, and family concerns. Overall scoring provides information about a child’s strengths and challenges and highlights needs for further intervention and/or support services. Detailed information on the MARCOF will be addressed and participants will have the opportunity to learn and apply information through a variety of case studies.

 

Biographies: 

Taylor Sands, M.S., LSLS Cert. AV Ed. is a Speech-Language Pathologist and LSLS Certified Auditory-Verbal Educator (LSLS Cert. AVEd) with over 8 years of experience teaching children and adults with hearing loss learning listening and spoken language. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Communication from North Carolina State University in 2003 and her Master’s degree in Speech and Hearing Sciences in 2005 from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Taylor is currently a Consumer Outreach Manager in the Southeast Region for the MED-EL Corporation. In this role, she provides support and outreach services for cochlear implant clinics, audiologists, speech-language pathologists, educators, MED-EL recipients, and CI candidates. Prior to joining MED-EL in April 2013, she was an SLP at Clarke Schools for Hearing and Speech in Jacksonville, FL (2007-2013) and Pediatric Speech-Language Services, Inc. in Greensboro, NC (2005-2007).

Location:

Franklin County Schools

West River Road Campus

53 West River Road

Louisburg, NC  27549  (919) 496-2600

Building A (Conference Room A-107)

 

1. There is NO COST for NC Professionals; $50 for out-of-state attendees

2. Non ASHA CEU’s will be offered for all workshops.

3. To Register: Visit www.med.unc.edu/earandhearing/registration (registration deadline = 1 week prior to workshop)

CEUs: 1.1 (LSLS Approved)

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