16th ANNUAL EARLY HEARING DETECTION & INTERVENTION MEETING
February 26-28, 2017 • Atlanta, GA

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Effectiveness of the Family-to-Family Support Model for Families Who have Children with Hearing Loss

Parents who have a child with hearing loss are often faced with several challenges as they learn to adjust their lives to the special needs of their child. Research has found that the coping strategies that parents use can affect their ability to connect with their child and influence outcomes in the areas such as educational success and positive social interaction for their children (Kurtzer-White & Luterman 2003). One way to help parents develop appropriate coping strategies is through family-based events. Recent studies on family-based events has found positive outcomes including increased familial connections, providing tools for positive coping skills and better parental education while working through difficult situations such as homelessness or having a child that is blind. (Day & Kleinschmidt, 2005; Davey & Abell, 2004). This poster presentation will describe the response of parents who have children with hearing loss after a focused support night that utilized family-to-family support. It will highlight aspects that were positively received and others that parents wished to be changed for future dates. There will be a detailed description of scheduling and presentations that other professionals can utilize parts when thinking of implementing this into their work place.

  • Participants will identify the many types of supports for families who have a child or children with hearing loss.
  • Participants will learn about how to use family-to-family support.
  • Participants will learn about the effectiveness of family-to-family support in a group setting.

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Presenters/Authors

Laurel Graham (), Utah State University , laurelgraham2@gmail.com;
Laurel is from Spokane, Washington and moved to Bellingham, Washington to complete her undergraduate degree at Western Washington University. She graduated with a Bachelors of Arts in Communication Sciences and Disorders in the spring of 2015. Laurel moved to Logan, Utah the summer of 2015 in order to start Utah State University's Masters of Education program in Deaf Education. She is set to complete the Deaf Education program in the Spring of 2017.

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Courtney Salakielu (), Utah State University, courtney.miller.217@gmail.com;
My name is Courtney Salakielu. I got my undergraduate degree from the University of Utah in Communications. This spring I'm graduating from Utah State University with my Masters of Education in Deaf Education. After graduating I will be looking for a job working with children who are learning spoken language. I love helping children learn language, make connections with their families and friends and watching them grow.

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Renee Lucero (), Utah State University, renee.lucero@usu.edu;
Renee Lucero is currently a faculty member in the Listening and Spoken Language Graduate Training Program, a division of the Communicative Disorders and Deaf Education Department at Utah State University. Her interests include working with culturally and linguistically diverse families and implementing listening and spoken language practices in the school setting.

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