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ERIC Number: EJ845066
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jun
Pages: 29
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1464-3154
Demographics Affecting Parental Expectations from Early Deaf Intervention
Ingber, Sara; Dromi, Esther
Deafness and Education International, v11 n2 p83-111 Jun 2009
Parent participation in rehabilitation programs for children with special needs requires program designers to accommodate each family's particular needs and characteristics. This study investigated maternal reports on various characteristics of 50 Israeli deaf preschoolers, their parents, and families, and examined these characteristics' links with mothers' expectations from early intervention. Characteristics linked with maternal expectations from intervention included: mother's pessimism, need for independence, ability to control her life, and receipt of practical assistance and formal and informal support; family's degree of communication and interaction; children's communication mode and age at onset of treatment; and additional deaf siblings in the family. A four-cluster model depicts the relations between mothers', families', and deaf children's attributes and the mothers' expectations, entailing recommendations for intervention planning. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Israel
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Family Adaptability Cohesion Evaluation Scales; Questionnaire on Resources and Stress