ERIC Number: EJ846270
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Abstractor: As Provided
Training Needs of Early Intervention Personnel Working with Infants and Toddlers Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing
Proctor, Rosalyn; Niemeyer, Judith A.; Compton, Mary V.
Volta Review, v105 n2 p113-128 2005
With the advent of newborn hearing screenings, infants with hearing loss are identified earlier than ever before. Each state is responsible for providing trained personnel and delivery of early intervention services to families with newly identified infants and toddlers who are deaf or hard of hearing. Consequently, the role of each state's Part C system is critical in attaining positive outcomes for children and families. States' Part C questionnaire responses (n=36) were examined in this study to identify the training needs of professionals serving families who have newly identified infants with hearing loss. Questionnaire findings identified global areas of training needs across disciplines involved in early intervention service delivery. Pre-service training programs are challenged to address the identified training needs.
Descriptors: Educational Needs, Early Intervention, Partial Hearing, Deafness, Toddlers, Infants, Measures (Individuals), Hearing Impairments, Delivery Systems, State Government, Questionnaires, Allied Health Personnel, Professional Training
Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. 3417 Volta Place NW, Washington, DC 20007. Tel: 202-337-5220; Fax: 202-337-8314; e-mail: email@example.com; Web site: http://www.agbell.org
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education
Authoring Institution: N/A