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ERIC Number: EJ1050207
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jan
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-1081-4159
The Nature of Parent Support Provided by Parent Mentors for Families with Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing Children: Voices from the Start
Friedman Narr, Rachel; Kemmery, Megan
Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, v20 n1 p67-74 Jan 2015
This study used a qualitative design to explore parent mentors' summaries of conversations with more than 1,000 individual families of deaf and hard-of-hearing (DHH) children receiving parent-to-parent support as part of an existing family support project. Approximately 35% of the families were Spanish speaking. Five parent mentors who have DHH children provided varied support primarily via the telephone to families with DHH children, frequently birth to age 3. The nature and types of support provided were examined and resulted in an in-depth analysis of the summary notes prepared by the parent mentors. The notes were coded using a mixed-methods software application. Three topics were the most prevalent within the conversations between parent mentors and family members: hearing-related topics, early intervention, and multiple disabilities. Several differences emerged between English-speaking and Spanish-speaking families receiving support. Implications and the significance of this study are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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