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Wu, Cheng-Ju Dora; Brown, P. Margaret – Volta Review, 2004
This study investigated parents' and teachers' expectations of Auditory-Verbal therapy and the child's language development. Data were collected by questionnaires that were distributed to parents and teachers at three early intervention centers. Twenty matching questionnaires were completed and returned. The results of this study showed that the…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Receptive Language, Expressive Language, Language Acquisition
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Goldberg, Donald; And Others – Volta Review, 1989
The Parent Checklist was developed for parents of hearing-impaired children to use when evaluating prospective mainstreamed classrooms. Areas of assessment include: physical environment, teacher, attitude of school, information regarding the student, and special services. (Author/PB)
Descriptors: Check Lists, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods
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Kroth, Roger L. – Volta Review, 1987
It is suggested that professionals can help families cope with a child who is hearing-impaired by being sensitive to their emotional needs, both at the time of diagnosis and thereafter. Listening and informing skills are discussed with emphasis on improving the ongoing parent-professional relationship. (Author/VW)
Descriptors: Children, Clinical Diagnosis, Communication Skills, Family Counseling
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Leigh, Irene W. – Volta Review, 1987
The author provides parents with information and suggestions about ways to alleviate strains placed on the natural attachment (bonding) process when their child has a hearing impairment. Strategies to foster the child's communicative and behavioral development are presented and the roles of parental responsivity, letting go, and fathers are…
Descriptors: Attachment Behavior, Behavior Development, Children, Coping
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Stern, Virginia W. – Volta Review, 1987
A mother describes her family's experiences with her third child, a profoundly hearing-impaired male. Topics of focus include the child's special problems with communication, transportation, and work. Emphasis is on enhancing the disabled child's independence and providing equipment (e.g., communication devices, automobiles) and personal skills to…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Children, Family Relationship, Hearing Impairments
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Atkins, Dale V. – Volta Review, 1987
The author describes the concerns and needs of siblings of hearing-impaired children, offering practical suggestions for parents, educators, and mental health and community service workers. Examples of successful programs for siblings that provide emotional support, training and information about their siblings' disability, and effective…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Children, Family Counseling, Family Relationship
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Yacobacci-Tam, Patricia – Volta Review, 1987
Discussion focuses on American-Western attitudes toward culturally different families and how those attitudes may affect communication between American school personnel and individual families with hearing-impaired children. The need to develop or widen sensitivity to nonverbal and verbal cross-cultural communication is stressed and the problems…
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Training, Cultural Differences, Elementary Secondary Education, Hearing Impairments
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Fischgrund, Joseph E.; And Others – Volta Review, 1987
The article presents sociocultural information about Black and Hispanic families and the implications for intervention programs for parents of hearing-impaired minority children. Discussion addresses the importance of the extended family and community in providing care, differing belief systems about handicaps, and anxieties in adjusting to a new…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Black Culture, Children, Cross Cultural Training
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Somers, Margery N. – Volta Review, 1987
The article explores the effects of societal changes on parenting, offering suggestions for how professionals can better meet the needs of families with hearing-impaired children. Problems specific to working parents, single parenthood, and low-income families are discussed. Alternatives to traditional programming and parent-run support systems…
Descriptors: Children, Family Counseling, Hearing Impairments, Low Income Groups
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Krents, Elisabeth; And Others – Volta Review, 1987
This article addresses the disabled child's particular vulnerability to child abuse and exploitation. Roles for schools and parents are described in detail along with specific signs of abuse. Stressed is the need to provide disabled children with accurate information on sexual abuse and with the necessary skills to protect themselves. (Author/VW)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Child Abuse, Children, Disabilities
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Fitz-Gerald, Max; Fitz-Gerald, Della Reeves – Volta Review, 1987
This article presents practical guidelines for parents dealing with the issue of sex education for hearing-impaired children. Promoting positive parental attitudes, these guidelines provide information on children's sexual growth and development, suggest ways to initiate and respond to sexual issues, and identify sex education resources.…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Children, Developmental Stages, Hearing Impairments
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Phillips, Agnes Ling – Volta Review, 1987
A practitioner reflects on 30 years of work with parents of hearing-impaired children. She describes her own personal experiences, education, and professional development working directly with parents and babies, as a university professor, and as a school principal. She stresses the importance of parental participation for effective oral…
Descriptors: Children, Elementary Secondary Education, Hearing Impairments, Infants
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Stone, Patrick; Adam, Arlie – Volta Review, 1986
The article discusses principles of selecting and maintaining hearing aids with appropriate amplification for children. Four case studies (with associated graphs) illustrate the high performance possible when aids and earmolds are properly selected and maintained. (DB)
Descriptors: Children, Equipment Maintenance, Hearing Aids, Hearing Impairments
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East, Nan Ellen D. – Volta Review, 1993
This paper outlines parents' legal rights under Public Law 99-457 concerning early intervention services for young children with hearing impairments. Parents are urged to advocate for early intervention services appropriate to their children's needs. A list of five organizational resources is provided. (JDD)
Descriptors: Child Advocacy, Early Intervention, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation
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Fox, Mary – Volta Review, 1987
The history and structural evolution of VOICE for Hearing-Impaired Children is described. Located in Toronto, Ontario, VOICE is the largest parent-support group of its kind in North America. Through its chapters and associated parents groups, it has implemented social and educational policy advocacy and various service delivery models. (Author/VW)
Descriptors: Advocacy, Children, Educational Policy, Foreign Countries
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