Meeting the Needs of the Hearing Parents of Deaf Infants A Comprehensive Parent-Education Program Research Article
Research Article  |   January 01, 1981
Meeting the Needs of the Hearing Parents of Deaf Infants
 
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  • Anita D. Dee is a speech-language pathologist affiliated with the Thelma L. Sandmeier School, Springfield, New Jersey. Requests for reprints may be sent to her at 45 Georgian Court, Elizabeth, New Jersey 07208.
    Anita D. Dee is a speech-language pathologist affiliated with the Thelma L. Sandmeier School, Springfield, New Jersey. Requests for reprints may be sent to her at 45 Georgian Court, Elizabeth, New Jersey 07208.×
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Research Articles
Research Article   |   January 01, 1981
Meeting the Needs of the Hearing Parents of Deaf Infants
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, January 1981, Vol. 12, 13-19. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.1201.13
History: Received July 30, 1979 , Accepted November 19, 1979
 
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, January 1981, Vol. 12, 13-19. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.1201.13
History: Received July 30, 1979; Accepted November 19, 1979

This paper examines the needs, presentation procedures, professional role, and positive results of a comprehensive parent-education program as a component of a total communication early-intervention project. The educational plan calls for weekly parent-education sessions to supplement the scheduled individual family sessions of this family-oriented project. The individual family sessions trained parents in many diverse skills and strategies. There is a need for a supplementary parent-education program to provide parents with a sound educational framework against which to view their emerging competencies in a cohesive, meaningful way. This approach to parent education results in positive changes in both parent behavior and child behavior, strongly indicating that such an approach has important implications for meeting the special needs of all parents of handicapped children.

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