15th ANNUAL EARLY HEARING DETECTION & INTERVENTION MEETING
March 13-15, 2016 • San Diego, CA
Parents of infants with hearing loss are in a particularly unique situation. They are faced with being the primary language model for children with whom they have limited skills to communicate. Researchers have discovered that language outcomes for these children are significantly tied to the family’s ability to freely and fluently communicate. In this poster, 23 families of children with different levels of hearing loss, using varying communication modalities, and of diverse ages, are asked to reflect on their own experiences with learning to communicate with their child with hearing loss and how professionals influenced their communication competence. These results are compared to some applicable research.
- Participants will be able assess the factors parents identified as helping them become competent communicators with their children with hearing loss.
- Participants will analyze the responses of 23 parents of children with hearing loss to a survey about their feelings about the early days after diagnosis, their early services and competence in communication.
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Melissa Jensen became interested in deaf education when her only daughter was diagnosed with a hearing loss. After moving cross-country for services, she decided to pursue a career in deaf education. She received her BA in Deaf Education from Fontbonne University, in 2015 and will finish her MA in Early Intervention in Deaf Education in July 2016.
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