ERIC Number: EJ1068017
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jul
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 51
Enhancing Parent-Child Communication and Parental Self-Esteem with a Video-Feedback Intervention: Outcomes with Prelingual Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Children
Lam-Cassettari, Christa; Wadnerkar-Kamble, Meghana B.; James, Deborah M.
Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, v20 n3 p266-274 Jul 2015
Evidence on best practice for optimizing communication with prelingual deaf and hard-of-hearing (DHH) children is lacking. This study examined the effect of a family-focused psychosocial video intervention program on parent-child communication in the context of childhood hearing loss. Fourteen hearing parents with a prelingual DHH child (M[subscript age] = 2 years 8 months) completed three sessions of video interaction guidance intervention. Families were assessed in spontaneous free play interactions at pre and postintervention using the Emotional Availability (EA) Scales. The Rosenberg Self-esteem Scale was also used to assess parental report of self-esteem. Compared with nontreatment baselines, increases were shown in the EA subscales: parental sensitivity, parental structuring, parental nonhostility, child responsiveness, and child involvement, and in reported self-esteem at postintervention. Video-feedback enhances communication in families with prelingual DHH children and encourages more connected parent-child interaction. The results raise implications regarding the focus of early intervention strategies for prelingual DHH children.
Descriptors: Parent Child Relationship, Self Esteem, Intervention, Feedback (Response), Deafness, Partial Hearing, Interpersonal Communication, Perinatal Influences, Parent Education, Multimedia Materials, Pretests Posttests, Self Concept Measures, Parenting Skills, Parenting Styles, Child Behavior, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Foreign Countries, Young Children
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Rosenberg Self Esteem Scale; Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scales