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ERIC Number: EJ966472
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0042-8639
Loss to Follow-Up: Issues and Recommendations
Hoffman, Jeff; Munoz, Karen F.; Bradham, Tamala S.; Nelson, Lauri
Volta Review, v111 n2 p165-180 Sum 2011
State coordinators of early hearing detection and intervention (EHDI) programs completed a strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats, or SWOT, analysis that examined 12 areas within state EHDI programs. Related to how EHDI programs address loss to follow-up, 47 coordinators responded with 277 items, and themes were identified in each category. A threats, opportunities, weaknesses, and strengths, or TOWS, analysis yielded 12 recommendations that focused on similar themes. Out of these 12 recommendations, 4 distinct strategies emerged for decreasing loss to follow-up: 1) expand relationships to further develop the EHDI system; 2) continue development of comprehensive integrated data systems; 3) refine reporting, tracking, and follow-up protocols; and 4) increase the access to services in underserved areas. Addressed appropriately, these recommendations can reduce loss to follow-up in state EHDI programs. (Contains 6 tables.)
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: periodicals@agbell.org; Web site: http://www.agbell.org
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A