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

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2/28/2017  |   10:10 AM - 10:40 AM   |  From Triggers to Resilience: Raising a Child Who Is Deaf or Hard of Hearing   |  Hanover C

From Triggers to Resilience: Raising a Child Who Is Deaf or Hard of Hearing

Historically, literature has focused on multi-step processes of grief that families experience upon learning their child's diagnosis of hearing loss (e.g., Kurtzer-White & Luterman, 2003, etc.) These complex feelings and thoughts can be "triggered"/ re-experienced throughout their child's life, particularly during developmental transition periods. The presenters will provide a structure for caregivers and associated healthcare providers to manage these periods of transition using examples from resilience (e.g., Ahlert & Greef, 2014) and positive psychology (e.g., Szarkowske & Brice, 2016) literature and evidence for use of parent-to-parent support (e.g., Henderson, et al, 2014).

  • Learn concepts of concepts of complex grief and positive psychology that might be useful when raising a child who is deaf or hard of hearing
  • Learn means of strengthening your ability (as a parent) to manage "triggers" and/ or "stressors" as they come along in your child's life, including parent-to-parent support
  • As a professional, learn and understand how the above concepts and skills might support your work with deaf and hard of hearing children and their families.

Presentation:
15804_5754ShawnKalback.pdf

15804_5754_ShawnKalback.pdf

Handouts:
Handout is not Available

Transcripts:
5754.rtf


Presenters/Authors

Cheryl DeConde Johnson (), ADEvantage Consulting, cheryl@colorado.edu;
Cheryl DeConde Johnson is a former consultant with the Colorado Department of Education where she was responsible for deaf education and audiology services from 1998-2006. Prior to that time she was an educational audiologist and program coordinator for the public school deaf and hard of hearing program in Greeley, Colorado, and was a parent facilitator and regional coordinator for the Colorado Home Intervention Program. She is currently a lecturer in AuD programs at the University of Colorado, Boulder, University of Northern Colorado, and Salus University as well as adjunct faculty in the deaf education program at the University of Arizona. She is an active consultant regarding systems development in deaf education and is a co-founder and President of the Board of Directors for Hands & Voices. Dr. Johnson has a grown daughter who is deaf.

ASHA DISCLOSURE:

Financial - No relevant financial relationship exist.

Nonfinancial - No relevant nonfinancial relationship exist.


Shawn Kalback (), MaineGeneral Medical Center, shawn.kalback@mainegeneral.org;
Dr. Kalback is a child psychologist who received her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from Gallaudet University. She currently works at the Edmund N. Ervin Pediatric Center located in central Maine. Dr. Kalback provides outpatient psychological evaluations and treatment to children and adolescents of all ages and their families, specializing in children who are deaf/ hard of hearing, and providing consultation to the Maine Educational Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (MECDHH). She has worked with children and adolescents with a range of developmental needs and their families throughout her career.

ASHA DISCLOSURE:

Financial - No relevant financial relationship exist.

Nonfinancial - No relevant nonfinancial relationship exist.