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ERIC Number: EJ966479
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0042-8639
Interdisciplinary Collaboration in EHDI Programs
Nelson, Lauri; Houston, K. Todd; Hoffman, Jeff; Bradham, Tamala S.
Volta Review, v111 n2 p267-279 Sum 2011
State coordinators of early hearing detection and intervention (EHDI) programs were asked to complete a strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats, or SWOT, analysis that consisted of 12 evaluative areas of EHDI programs. For the interdisciplinary area, 47 coordinators responded with 224 items, and themes were identified within each SWOT category. A threats, opportunities, weaknesses, and strengths, or TOWS, analysis yielded 8 recommendations that focused on specific themes. Out of these 8 recommendations, 3 strategies emerged: 1) increase communication through state EHDI program advisory boards or through a coalition of stakeholders and professionals; 2) develop a mechanism of linking or sharing data to reduce communication breakdown between providers and the EHDI program; and 3) monitor all goals and objectives to hold providers/agencies accountable for their part within the EHDI system. Addressed appropriately, these recommendations could improve interdisciplinary collaborations 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: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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