Families of children with hearing loss present with unique needs and challenges. Families’ issues commonly center around accepting hearing loss as well as planning management. Children need support regarding social, emotional and academic development. Hearing loss may impact speech, language, listening, reading, and learning – skills that are critical during childhood years and beyond. The impact of hearing loss on children and families is individual but there are many common challenges even for those with the most access to resources and support.This course will present information and resources for social workers, speech-language pathologists, audiologists, school personnel, therapists and other professionals to support them in their work with families of children with hearing loss.
- After this course, participants will be able to explain effects of hearing loss on families and the support that parents need when a child has hearing loss.
- After this course, participants will be able to explain key components of support groups for parents of children with hearing loss, and of support groups for children with hearing loss.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe ways professionals can help children with hearing loss and their families to advocate for themselves about issues related to hearing loss.
|5-15 Minutes||Effect of hearing loss on families|
|15-35 Minutes||Family support|
|35-50 Minutes||Support for children|
|50-55 Minutes||Peer relationships|
|55-60 Minutes||Summary, Questions and Answers|
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