16th ANNUAL EARLY HEARING DETECTION & INTERVENTION MEETING
February 26-28, 2017 • Atlanta, GA
2/27/2017 | 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM | Hands & Voices Parent to Parent Support (Guide by Your Side) – What’s Next! | Grand Hall C
Hands & Voices Guide By Your Side programming has been in existence since 2008. Since that time, many families across the US and Canada have benefitted from this unique model of parent to parent support. This presentation will share Hands & Voices planned program enhancements in regards to parent to parent support and family outcomes. Hands & Voices is utilizing the Conceptual Framework of Parent to Parent Support for Parents of Children Who Are Deaf of Hard of Hearing: A Modified Delphi Study by researchers Henderson, Johnson, and Moodie. http://aja.pubs.asha.org/article.aspx?articleid=2527221, to develop learning outcomes for both the Supporting Parent and the Learning Parent. The researchers did a scoping review of literature and conducted an electronic Delphi study completed by 21 handpicked experts from 7 countries who have experience in provision, research, or experience in parent to parent support. The findings from this dual-stage scoping review and electronic Delphi study provide a conceptual framework that defines the vital contribution of parents in the Early Hearing and Detection and Intervention Programs. The Parent to Parent Support Conceptual Framework will be a useful tool to Hands & Voices as they work to enhance parent to parent programming with a goal of improved family outcomes.
- 1. The conference participants will become familiar with the Conceptual Framework of Parent to Parent Support for Parents of Children Who Are Deaf of Hard of Hearing: A Modified Delphi Study by researchers Henderson, Johnson, and Moodie.
- 2. The conference participants will be able to name the parent to parent support components and the constructs of the Conceptual Framework.
- 3. The conference participants will be able to identify how Hands & Voices plans to utilize the Conceptual Framework to enhance their current Guide By Your Side programming to improve family outcomes.
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Lisa Kovacs is one of the founders, and former Board President, Guide By Your Side (GBYS) Coordinator for Indiana Hands & Voices. In 2004 she was part of the start-up of the Indiana Hands & Voices chapter and in 2009 she secured funding for the GBYS Program. During her time as the Indiana Hands & Voices GBYS Coordinator she was the first point of contact for families of newly identified children. Lisa is currently the Director of Programs for Hands & Voices Headquarters and one of the Co-Directors of the Family Leadership in Language and Learning (FL3) Project. Most importantly, Lisa is the proud parent of 4 children including her son who is hard of hearing/deaf. Lisa currently serves on the American Academy of Pediatrics/EHDI Leadership Team, the Indiana Special Education Advisory Committee, and the board of the Coalition for Global Hearing Health. Lisa’s professional interest include; Parent Advocacy; Implementation of parent participation and engagement in systems building; Parent to Parent support; Deaf Education Reform; IDEA, ESSA, Part C and Part B Training to Parents, and Parent Leadership Training and Development.
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