Department of Audiology Faculty Articles

Title

Trekking to the Top—Learning to Listen and Talk: Changes in Attitude and Knowledge After a Family Camp Intervention

ResearchID/ORCID ID

0000-0001-6770-4377

ISBN or ISSN

0042-8639

Volume

114

Issue

1

Publication Date / Copyright Date

Spring 2014

First Page

57

Last Page

82

Publisher

Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Abstract

A camp-based conference was designed through collaborative efforts as a replicable intervention for infants and young children newly identified with hearing loss and their families. The educational curriculum was designed to target families choosing listening and spoken language as a communication outcome for their child. One of the goals of this conference was to promote parental empowerment and self-efficacy utilizing a coaching model of family-centered intervention and engagement in a shared learning environment. Pre- and post-conference program assessment of the educational curriculum was conducted to evaluate changes in attitude and knowledge. Results of the conference assessment show significant improvement in parental attitude about the importance of early intervention and knowledge of intervention principles. Results of this conference provide empirical evidence of the value of camp-based family support interventions.

Disciplines

Communication Sciences and Disorders | Medicine and Health Sciences | Speech and Hearing Science | Speech Pathology and Audiology

Keywords

communication, educational curriculum, infants, listening, parental empowerment, spoken language, young children

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