View the photo gallery from the EAA/ASHA Networking Event held during the 2015 ASHA Convention, in Denver, Colorado. Thanks to ASHA photographer Ben Sledge for sharing this album with EAA. [View Photo Gallery]
Research Tuesday! In a LSHSS study, authors described factors affecting early intervention (EI) for children who are hard of hearing. They analyzed service setting(s) and relationship of setting to families’ participation frequency. They also analyzed provider prep, caseload composition, and experience regarding comfort with skills that support spoken language for children who are deaf and hard of hearing. Participants were 122 EI professionals and 131 parents. Most families received EI in the home. Family participation was significantly higher than in services provided elsewhere. Results suggest that family involvement is highest when EI is home based, which supports the need for EI in the home whenever possible. Access to hands-on experience with this population contributed to professional comfort. Specialized preparation made a modest contribution to comfort level. on.asha.org/1Q589zb
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