About Lynn



I WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU. 

HERE IS MY CONTACT INFORMATION:

Lynn A. Wood M.A. CCC/A  LSLS Cert AVT

Rehabilitative Licensed Audiologist
Listening and Spoken Language Specialist and Certified Auditory Verbal Therapist 

AUDITORY VERBAL CENTER OF WHEATON:
Wheaton Illinois


Lynn@HearSayLW.com  email

630.682.4051 phone
630.423.9548  fax

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LET ME TELL YOU A LITTLE ABOUT MYSELF.


MY BRIEF BIOLOGICAL SKETCH

Lynn A. Wood, MA, CCC-A, LSLS Cert AVT

Lynn is a Rehabilitative Audiologist with a private practice at the Auditory Verbal Center of Wheaton in Illinois. Auditory Verbal Therapy is the heart of her practice but she also specializes in post cochlear implant rehabilitation for teens and adults and therapy for individuals with auditory processing needs. Lynn serves on the Board of the Illinois Chapter of AGBell. She is an active Listening and Spoken Language consultant in the field of auditory rehabilitation.  Lynn presents at local, state, and national conferences and has worked internationally mentoring professionals and providing auditory verbal therapy. Lynn began her LSL experience in college and then in 1994 was certified in the inaugural group of AVTs by Auditory Verbal International, Inc.

MY EXPERIENCE


I am a Licensed Audiologist and a Listening and Spoken Language Specialist Certified Auditory-Verbal Therapist who has provided caring and expert therapy with individuals with hearing loss and their families for over 30 years, with the last 25 years in private practice, the Auditory-Verbal Center of Wheaton.
Auditory Verbal Therapy is the heart of the practice.  Cornerstones of the Auditory Verbal Therapy approach include: ongoing assessment of your child’s needs and abilities, proactive use of state-of-the-art hearing technology, and guiding and coaching parents to be the child’s best teacher and advocate. It is a highly specialized, family-centered therapy approach for children with hearing loss that uses a developmental approach, integrating listening, speech, language and cognition. The AV Center's home-like office allows children to practice listening and spoken language goals while immersed in familiar activities. While the child is learning family members are practicing strategies for integrating listening into everyday life. The goal of Auditory Verbal Therapy is to maximize the child’s auditory and spoken language potential so that he or she can transition into the general education setting as soon as possible.

Families are encouraged to schedule a consultation to learn more about AV Therapy and to see if the AV Center is the best fit for the family.

I am a highly specialized audiologist with an elite certification as a Listening and Spoken Language Specialist in Auditory-Verbal Therapy through the AGBell Academy, which is the national certifying body. I began my experience in auditory-based therapy as an undergraduate in college and was later inducted in the first group of therapists certified in Auditory-Verbal Therapy worldwide in 1994. Currently, I am one of five practitioners in Illinois who have achieved certification, as Auditory-Verbal Therapists (AVTs) and over 600 LSLSs are currently certified worldwide.

In 1990, I began working with cochlear implant teams and pioneering cochlear implant rehabilitation utilizing Auditory-Verbal Therapy practices.

Therapy for children with Auditory Processing Disorders is another area of my experience and specialization.

MY LICENSURE AND CERTIFICATION

Licensed Clinical Audiologist State of Illinois #147-000172
Listening and Spoken Language Specialist Certified Auditory-Verbal Therapist  #70712318
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association # 00850826
Licensed Illinois Hearing Aid Dispenser  - Lapsed
Licensed Clinical Audiologist Board of Speech Pathology and Audiology, State of Ohio - Lapsed
Licensed Ohio Hearing Aid Dispenser – Lapsed
State of Ohio Teaching License,  K-12 and Special Education Speech Pathology and Educational Audiology - Lapsed

MY EDUCATION

Auditory Verbal International Inc.
Certified Auditory-Verbal Therapist 1994

University of Akron.  Akron, Ohio 1984
Master of Arts in Audiology

University of Akron.  Akron, Ohio 1981
Bachelors of Arts in Speech Pathology and Audiology

MY EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

Auditory-Verbal Center of Wheaton, Owner.  Wheaton, Illinois. 1988-Current
Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery Ltd.  Carol Stream, Illinois. 1988-1989
Akron General Medical Center Director of Audiology. Akron, Ohio. 1988-1985
Clinical and Rehabilitative Audiology Experience including Clinical Fellowship Year was obtained at the following Hearing Health Facilities:

• Litchfield Rehabilitation Center, Akron, Ohio
• Mercy Medical Center, Canton, Ohio
• Hattie Larlham Foundation, Twinsburg, Ohio
• Mid East Ohio Special Education Resource Center, Akron, Ohio
• Cranofacial Clinic Akron Children’s Hospital,  Akron, Ohio
• L.L. Miller Hearing Services,  Akron, Ohio

EXTENDED BIO



Lynn A. Wood M.A. CCC-A LSLS Cert. AVT, is an Audiologist, and a Listening and Spoken Language Specialist Certified Auditory-Verbal Therapist who has provided caring and expert therapy for individuals with hearing loss and their families for over 30 years. She maintains an active private practice specializing in pediatric Auditory-Verbal Therapy, post cochlear implant rehabilitation for children and adults and therapy for individuals with auditory processing needs. Lynn is a consultant with Advanced Bionics as a Professional Rehabilitation Outreach Representative. She holds a current international consulting contract for adult auditory rehabilitation resource development. Lynn’s practice the Auditory Verbal Center of Wheaton is an observation site for graduate student clinical observations. Lynn provides consultations and professional learning opportunities both nationally and internationally and mentors professionals working toward certification Auditory-Verbal practice.  She is a frequent guest blogger, writes articles on auditory-verbal practice and speakers on topics relating to listening and spoken language for children and auditory rehabilitation for teens and adults.

Lynn served on the Certification Council of Auditory-Verbal International (AVI) and as a Child’s Rights Advocate for the Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. Lynn was on faculty as a mentor at Children's Memorial Medical Center’s Auditory-Verbal Institute Summer Programs. She is a co-founder of Hearing Connections, a group for Auditory-Verbal families and friends in Chicagoland. Prior to opening the Auditory-Verbal Center of Wheaton Lynn worked in a variety of medical settings as a Clinical and Rehabilitative Audiologist. 

Lynn’s humanitarian experiences include weekly service in SHINE the special needs ministry at Wheaton Bible Church in Illinois. In the summer of 2014, Lynn traveled with the Global Foundation For Children With Hearing Loss in Vietnam. The Foundation is in collaboration with the Thuan An Center for Disabled Children and Ho Chi Minh City University and provides a training curricula covering topics in audiology, speech-language pathology, early intervention and auditory-verbal practice.






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