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ERIC Number: ED226523
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Dec
Pages: 76
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Hearing Impaired Children from Spanish Speaking Homes.
Schaeffer-Dresler, Patricia Marie
Four families with hearing impaired preschoolers who were involved in parent-infant education at the John Tracy Clinic in Los Angeles were included in a study of the effects of limited English speaking parents on children with hearing impairments. The 6 month parent-infant education program was provided in Spanish. Sessions were adapted to each family's unique needs, with emphasis on such aspects as the parents' role as language stimulators for their child, use of Spanish or English with each child, care and use of appropriate amplification, implications of hearing loss, behavioral management techniques, and particular problems expressed by parents, videotaped family interactions before and after the intervention were analyzed according to use of language, parent's teaching styles, parent's language pattern mode, and parent's method of interaction. Results showed that, given instruction in Spanish and encouragement to use Spanish, the parents served as good language models for their children. Skill growth was found in teaching style, language mode, and method of interaction. Among implications of the study was that professionals providing support services need to be competent bilingually in Spanish and English. (CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Master's Thesis, California State University, Los Angeles