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Dr. Fredrickson works with AuD students both as a preceptor at the University of Colorado Hospital Department of Hearing and Balance and as Director of Audiology Clinical Education. As Director of Audiology Clinical Education, she coordinates practicum experiences for audiology graduate students and ensures that the AuD program continues to meet the high standards of accreditation. She received her BS (1996) and MS (1998) from the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point and her PhD from University of Colorado Boulder (2010).
Dr. Fredrickson’s primary area of interest is pediatric audiology. She worked with colleagues to develop a clinical tool to assess infants’ abilities to discriminate speech sounds: Visual Reinforcement Infant Speech Discrimination (VRISD). University of Colorado Hospital and Children’s Hospital Colorado now use this tool regularly as a component of their test battery when working with infants with hearing loss. She serves as the Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) Audiology contact for our AuD program. The LEND program is facilitated through JFK Partners (designated a University Center of Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD)). The goal of LEND is to help professionals (and soon-to-be professionals) learn to lead the way in evidence-based interdisciplinary care for children who have hearing loss and other developmental disabilities. AuD students can be short-, medium-, or long-term LEND trainees and take advantage of wonderful opportunities to broaden their knowledge base in this area. Other areas of interest include auditory processing assessment and rehabilitation, the use of simulations for clinical teaching and learning, and precepting
Dr. Fredrickson holds the Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and is a Certificate Holder in Audiology Precepting (CH-AP).