ERIC Number: EJ1174236
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Deafness and Diversity: Early Intervention
Jackson, Rebecca L. W.; Ammerman, Sarah B.; Trautwein, Blane A.
American Annals of the Deaf, v160 n4 p356-367 2015
Earlier indentification has increased the number of infants identified with hearing loss. A significant and growing proportion of children who are D/deaf or hard of hearing have a disability (DWD). Literature related to infants and toddlers who are DWD is scarce because of the heterogeneity of the population and because many disabilities may go undiagnosed until a child is older. Service availability, professional preparation, and use of evidence-based practices must improve to best meet the needs of these children and their families. An examination of theory, research, and practice in early intervention for children who are DWD revealed a lack of qualified professionals and a need for targeted instruction in teacher preparation programs and for technological advances paired with treatment (e.g., telepractice). Increased transdisciplinary collaboration and technology utilization in teacher preparation hold promise as ways of improving service provision to young children who are DWD.
Descriptors: Deafness, Hearing Impairments, Early Intervention, Disability Identification, Infants, Toddlers, Comorbidity, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Down Syndrome, Congenital Impairments, Assistive Technology, Teacher Education Programs, Theory Practice Relationship, Learning Theories, Learning Disabilities, Developmental Disabilities, Telecommunications, Medicine
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