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.
The Spaulding Network’s audiologists, based on Cape Cod, are licensed and certified by the American Academy of Audiology. Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital Cape Cod is a Level Three approved Audiological Assessment/Diagnostic Center for the Massachusetts Department of Public Health Universal Newborn Hearing Screening Provider.
Spaulding’s Pediatric Audiology Services are directed by Sandra Stumpf Reams, AuD, CCC-A, a board-certified Audiologist and member of the American Academy of Audiology, the American Speech Language Hearing Association, and the Educational Audiology Association. She has received many awards for her continuing education in the field of hearing loss evaluation, treatment and prevention.