House Children's Hearing Center of UCLA

House Children’s Hearing Center of UCLA
UCLA Health System- David Geffen School of Medicine
2100 W. 3rd Street #100
Los Angeles, CA 90057
213-353-7005
213-483-3716 (fax)
 
Bakersfield Pediatric Audiology Services
1601 19th Street
Bakersfield, CA 93301
213-353-7005

We are excited to announce the creation of House Children’s Hearing Center of UCLA. A joint venture between House Clinic and UCLA, the House Children's Hearing Center is located directly across the lobby from the House Clinic. The Center has experienced staff members to meet the hearing needs of all children in our community.

Since receiving her Master's Degree in 1994, Sandy Alexander has worked exclusively with families of children with hearing loss utilizing spoken language to communicate. She is excited to return to the House team, in conjunction with UCLA, as their Senior Speech/Language Pathologist. Sandy did her Clinical Fellowship at the House Ear Institute's CARE Center and was hired on to serve families as the Speech Pathologist on the Cochlear Implant Team. She then worked at John Tracy Clinic for 10 years where she held a leadership role as the Supervisor of Speech and Language Services. Sandy went into private practice over 8 years ago in the Los Angeles area as an SLP and Certified Auditory-Verbal Therapist. She has teamed with countless families to help them to achieve their dream of raising a child in a hearing world who is able to listen and speak. Sandy has lectured and consulted for universities and various Implant Centers, including UCLA, and has presented at numerous conferences. Ms. Alexander has mentored other professionals to become Cert. AVTs and is an active member of the Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf.

With over 25 years of experience working in the field of audiology and speech-language pathology, Lisa joined the UCLA team as the director of the House Children’s Hearing Center of UCLA in 2013. Lisa worked in Anchorage, Alaska for 18 years prior to coming to UCLA having the largest and most successful private practice in the state. She worked with children ages birth through adolescence with all types of communication disorder. However, her area of interest has always been hearing loss. Lisa worked for nine years to establish the Newborn Hearing Detection and Intervention legislation for the state and then sat on the EDHI board for 10 years. Lisa earned the first early intervention credential for the state of Alaska and worked with Cochlear America and Virginia Mason to establish the Alaska Cochlear Implant Network team. Lisa has spent the past 18 years devoted to working in the area of early hearing loss detection and intervention as both an audiologist and speech pathologist.

Reynita Sagon-Alcisto has been a pediatric audiologist for over 7 years. She received her Doctorate in Audiology from Washington University in St. Louis Missouri in 2007 where she had the opportunity develop her audiological skills at the Center for Advanced Medicine, St. John's Mercy Medical and the ENT Institute of Southern Illinois. Reynita's capstone study was published in 2007 in the Phillipine Journal of Head and Neck Surgery, which she currently serves as Editor for Audiology submissions. Reynita was selected as a 4th year extern at Tripler Army Medical Center in Hawaii where she is originally from. Upon completion of her externship, she accepted a position as pediatric audiologist at the House Research Institute CARE Center where she worked for over 5 years. Reynita then accepted a position as a Clinical Territory Manager for Cochlear Americas where she worked for almost 2 years.

Bridget Scott-Weich, Ed.D., joins the House Childrens Hearing Center of UCLA as its Educational Liaison. Dr. Scott-Weich has more than 25 years of experience working in the field of education since graduating from the University of Southern California/John Tracy Clinic program in 1995. Since that time, she has worked exclusively in the public school setting to improve the delivery of services to children with hearing loss.
While in the classroom, her focus was directed at enhancing the academic potential of her students. She did so by creating rigorous lessons to improve their listening, speaking and cognitive potential to assist them to access their education alongside their hearing peers. As a parent-infant educator, Bridget worked to support families understanding of hearing loss, the potential of hearing technology, and the communicative potential of their children. In 2006, she received her Doctorate in Education from the University of Southern California with an emphasis on Literacy and Multi-Cultural Education. As a Program Specialist she helped to establish the protocols for listening and spoken language interventions so that all students and families could receive the treatment they needed to tap the full potential of 21st century hearing technology.
In addition to her position as Educational Liaison at HCHC-UCLA, Bridget is an adjunct professor at Cal Lutheran where she helps to prepare future educators of children with hearing loss. She has mentored many professionals to become Listening and Spoken Language Specialists (LSLS). Bridget is an active member of the Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf, is a board member of Teen Advocacy Group and is on the Board of Directors of the American Cochlear Implant Alliance.

The House Children’s Hearing Center of UCLA will provide high quality audiological services including diagnostic testing, hearing aid fitting and maintenance, cochlear implant evaluation and follow-up, auditory verbal therapy and speech therapy for children with hearing loss. House and UCLA are committed to a team approach to provide the highest quality evaluation and treatment of children with hearing loss.

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