ERIC Number: EJ908921
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Dec
Reference Count: 8
Tele-Intervention: The Wave of the Future Fits Families' Lives Today
Behl, Diane D.; Houston, K. Todd; Guthrie, W. Spencer; Guthrie, Nancy K.
Exceptional Parent, v40 n12 p23-28 Dec 2010
This article provides information on providing early intervention services virtually using distance communication technologies. It describes "tele-intervention," a new method of providing services to children and their families, and how it is used in a family with a deaf child. Tele-intervention has proven to be a viable service delivery model for supporting children who are deaf or hard of hearing (DHH) in acquiring spoken language. With consistent services and well-trained speech-language pathologists (SLPs) or providers, the children are obtaining language outcomes that are consistent with or exceed developmental norms. Furthermore, the children's parents are becoming more confident in their role as the child's primary facilitator of language, regardless of the method of communication used. In spite of some challenges, tele-intervention is being used successfully in programs to bring needed services to families and their children with hearing loss.
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Hearing Impairments, Deafness, Speech Language Pathology, Computer Uses in Education, Computer Mediated Communication, Telecommunications, Language Acquisition, Assistive Technology, Speech Communication, Surgery, Young Children, Family Involvement
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