For more than 15 years, Audiology Services in the Spaulding Network have improved hearing and quality of life for children and adolescents. Spaulding’s audiologists are highly skilled professionals who provide diagnostic evaluations for children six months or older, using age-appropriate testing methods and state of the art equipment. The program offers auditory rehabilitation, hearing aid evaluation, and education for patients and families.
Spaulding audiologists also provide Central Auditory Processing (CAP) Assessments. These comprehensive 2 ½ hour assessments are designed for children seven years of age or older experiencing poor classroom performance, speech and language delays, and distractibility. CAP Assessments allow the audiologist to evaluate the ability of a child’s brain to process information that he/she hears and make recommendations for remediation both in school and at home.
Approach to Care
Whether a child needs a single therapy or a multi-disciplinary rehabilitation program, our pediatric rehabilitation specialists develop a customized care plan to ensure the best possible outcomes. In helping our patients reach their potential, our staff addresses the physical, social, emotional and academic needs of each child, laying the foundation for the continuing development of abilities and the experience of success. Clinicians work with pediatric specialists, referring physicians, schools, the family and the child to set goals and review progress. We also help families identify additional services and resources available to them within the healthcare system and in their communities.
Spaulding Outpatient Center Sandwich: Our audiologists are Massachusetts-licensed clinicians also certified by the American Speech, Language and Hearing Association (ASHA). Spaulding Sandwich is an approved Level III Diagnostic Audiology Health Center for the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.Sandra Stumpf Reams, AuD, CCC-A, FAAA, is a board-certified Audiologist and member of the American Academy of Audiology, the American Speech Language Hearing Association, and the Educational Audiology Association. Sandra has received many awards for her continuing education in the field of Audiology.
Spaulding Outpatient Center Salem: Our pediatric audiologists have the specialized training, skills, procedures and equipment to obtain information about your child’s hearing. We are proud to be one of only 20 facilities in Massachusetts approved by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) to provide diagnostic audiologic evaluation for children of all ages, including our very youngest listeners, newborns. The MDPH’s rigorous standards assure that our audiologists have expertise in pediatrics, that they use developmentally appropriate procedures, interventions, and normative data, and that our care is child and family oriented. Our staff works closely with families, schools, early intervention programs and other specialists to ensure that you, and the important members of your child’s team, understand the results of your child’s evaluation if a concern is identified.