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ERIC Number: EJ794613
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 17
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 39
ISSN: ISSN-1525-7401
Parents' Experiences with Childhood Deafness: Implications for Family-Centered Services
Jackson, Carla Wood; Traub, Randi J.; Turnbull, Ann P.
Communication Disorders Quarterly, v29 n2 p82-98 2008
In response to the need for family-centered follow-up, this study examined parents' experiences with deafness after early identification. Qualitative inquiry methods were used to explore and describe the perceptions and experiences of nine parents of children identified with severe to profound deafness. Parents participated in face-to-face conversations and interviews by phone and e-mail. Naturalistic inquiry methods were used to identify themes in family experiences including reactions to diagnosis; decision making; impact of deafness on family interactions, family time, and the child; positive experiences in early intervention; and desired support services. Implications and recommendations for early intervention programs are discussed. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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