Who We Are


Sheila Moodie
Sheila Moodie, PhD
Associate Professor
Faculty of Health Sciences, School of Communication Sciences & Disorders
The National Centre for Audiology
Elborn College, Room 2262K
519 661 2111 x88259


Research Interests:

Family-centred early intervention for children who are D/deaf or hard of hearing, parent-to-parent support, aural habilitation, counselling, self-efficacy and self-determination in children & adolescents who are deaf or hard of hearing, knowledge translation, implementation science, developing effective listening skills for clinicians

Teaching Fields:

Professionalism in audiology practice, Evidence-based practice, Foundations of assistive hearing device technology, counselling

Representative Publications:

Moodie, S. T. (2018). Family-centred early intervention: Supporting a call to action. ENT & Audiology News. 27(5). Retrieved from https://is.gd/aQoRBQ

Henderson, R., Johnson, A. & Moodie, S.T. (2016). Revised conceptual framework of parent-to-parent support for parents of children who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing: A modified Delphi study. American Journal of Audiology, 25(2), 110-126. doi: 10.1044/2016_AJA-15-0059

Henderson, R., Johnson, A., & Moodie, S.T. (2014). Parent-to-parent support for parents with children who are deaf or hard of hearing: A conceptual framework. American Journal of Audiology, 23(4), 437-448. doi:10.1044/2014_AJA-14-0029

Bagatto, M.P. & Moodie, S.T. (2016). The ICF-CY in EHDI programs. Seminars in Hearing, 37(3), 257-271. doi:10.1055/s-0036-1584406

Moodie, S.T., Rall, E., Eiten, L., Lindley, G., Gordey, D., Davidson, L., Bagatto, M. & Scollie, S. (2016). Pediatric audiology in North America: Current clinical practice and how it relates to the AAA Pediatric Amplification Guideline. Journal of the American Academy of Audiology, 27(3), 166-187. doi:10.3766/jaaa.15064

King, G., Servais, M., Shepherd, T., Willoughby, C., Bolack, L., Moodie, S., . . . McNaughton, N. (2017). A listening skill educational intervention for pediatric rehabilitation clinicians: A mixed-methods pilot study. Developmental Neurorehabilitation, 20(1), 40-52. doi:10.3109/17518423.2015.1063731

Moodie, S.T., Bagatto, M.P., Miller, L.T., Kothari, A., Seewald, R.C., & Scollie, S.D. (2011). An integrated knowledge translation experience: Use of the Network of Pediatric Audiologists of Canada to facilitate the development of the University of Western Ontario Pediatric Audiological Monitoring Protocol (UWO PedAMP v1.0). Trends in Amplification, 15(1), 34-56. doi:10.1177/1084713811417634

Graduate Students

David Sindrey, MClSc., LSLS Cert. AVT

PhD Candidate, Faculty of Health Sciences, Health & Rehabilitation Sciences

Dave’s thesis work focuses on the use of behavioural change intervention theory and the development of interventions to support parents of children who are deaf or hard of hearing. His thesis work has created the Hear On videos.

Dave is the creator of many beloved materials for children with hearing loss, including Listening Games for Littles and the Cochlear Implant Auditory Training Guide. Dave is known for inventive and effective games that work on both listening and language, and his lighthearted illustrations are loved by both parents and children around the world. He is the developer of TheListeningRoom.com and other resources, Speech Tree and Listening Tree.

Teaching Fields: Pediatric aural habilitation, development of spoken language skills

Representative Publications and Presentations:

Danielle DiFabio

MSc, Hearing Science Student, Faculty of Health Sciences, Health & Rehabilitation Sciences

Danielle’s MSc work will focus on professional and parent evaluation of the Hear On videos

Undergraduate Students

Courtney DeCarlo

FCEI Lab Volunteers

Jessica-Photo.jpgJessica Cekan is a M.Cl.Sc. Audiology student in the School of Communication Sciences & Disorders. She received her first pair of hearing aids at age 18 and since then, has been enthralled with the subject of hearing healthcare. As a lab assistant in the Family-Centred Care Early Intervention Laboratory, Jessica enjoys exploring knowledge translation, shared-decision making, and emotional changes involved during initial audiological assessment and treatment stages for those incorporating a child with hearing loss into their family identity. Jessica completed her B.Sc. degree at Wilfrid Laurier University, majoring in Health Sciences. She also completed the Hearing Instrument Specialist diploma program at Conestoga College.

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