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ERIC Number: EJ966475
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0042-8639
Professional Development: Are We Meeting the Needs of State EHDI Programs?
Houston, K. Todd; Munoz, Karen F.; Bradham, Tamala S.
Volta Review, v111 n2 p209-223 Sum 2011
State coordinators of early hearing detection and intervention (EHDI) programs completed a strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats, or SWOT, analysis that consisted of 12 evaluative areas of EHDI programs. For the professional development area, 47 coordinators responded with a total of 223 items, and themes were identified in each SWOT category. A threats, opportunities, weaknesses, and strengths, or TOWS, analysis yielded 12 recommendations that focused on similar themes. Out of these 12 recommendations, 3 distinct strategies emerged: 1) target personnel shortages through collaborative relationships and partnerships by providing a range of professional development activities that target medical, clinical, and educational professionals who deliver direct services to young children with hearing loss and their families; 2) establish policies and procedures to eliminate barriers to training; and 3) publicize all training opportunities to foster greater participation. Addressed successfully, these recommendations can strengthen professional development 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:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education; Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A