2023 Early Hearing Detection & Intervention Conference
March 5-7, 2023 • Cincinnati, OH
3/14/2022 | 10:05 AM - 10:30 AM | Caregiver Perceptions of Tele-Support | Room 7
The Moog Center for Deaf Education investigated the perceptions of teletherapy as compared to in-person therapy among parents of children who are deaf or hard of hearing. Participants included 18 caregivers, including 14 mothers, three fathers, and one grandmother. Parents received in-person services for at least 5 months prior to transitioning to teletherapy during the COVID-19 pandemic. All services, both in-person and teletherapy, were provided by the same early intervention provider. This study sought to explore strategies for successfully engaging caregivers in teletherapy sessions, uncovering the components of teletherapy sessions that are important to parents, and describing parent perceptions of teletherapy compared to in-person services.
The Moog Center for Deaf Education has offered teletherapy services to families who live outside of the greater St. Louis area since January of 2013, and during the pandemic (March 2020-August 2021) provided parent-child sessions exclusively through teletherapy. Virtual service provision allowed listening and spoken language professionals to continue supporting families of children who are deaf or hard of hearing. The services provided via teletherapy utilized a real-time embedded coaching approach, allowing for true replication of in-person services.
This session will present the results of this study, including video excerpts from parent interviews, and will allow time for discussion.
- At the end of the session, participants will be able to describe parent perceptions when engaging in teletherapy.
- At the end of the session, participants will be able to list at least three components of teletherapy sessions that are important to parents.
- At the end of the session, participants will be able to describe at least two strategies for successfully engaging parents in teletherapy sessions.
CART transcripts are NOT YET available, but will be posted shortly after the conference
Betsy Moog Brooks
(InPerson), The Moog Center for Deaf Education, firstname.lastname@example.org;
Betsy Moog Brooks is the Executive Director of the Moog Center for Deaf Education. She received her Master degree in Speech and Hearing from Washington University and is certified in Deaf Education, Behavior Disorders, Learning Disabilities, Early Childhood Education, and is a Listening and Spoken Language Specialist. She holds a Doctorate of Education in Instructional Leadership with an emphasis in Andragogy, the study of adult learners. She has been in the field of early intervention for more than 35 years. Betsy is the author of the book, My Baby and Me: A Book About Teaching Your Child to Talk. She has lectured throughout the US, South America, and Europe. Betsy continues to provide direct child service and parent support to families with children birth to three.
• Receives Salary for Employment,Management position from The Moog Center for Deaf Education.
• Has a Professional relationship for Board membership.
(Virtual), Moog Center for Deaf Education, email@example.com;
Amanda Rudge, PhD, is a research scientist and an educator of students who are deaf or hard of hearing. She is the Director of Research and Development at the Moog Center for Deaf Education in St. Louis, a nonprofit organization which supports children who are deaf or hard of hearing and their families. She received her Master of Science degree in Deaf Education and her Doctor of Philosophy degree in Speech and Hearing Sciences from the Program in Audiology and Communication Sciences (PACS) at Washington University in St. Louis. Before completing her doctorate, Dr. Rudge worked full-time as a Teacher of the Deaf and research collaborator. In her current role, she develops new research projects, optimizes data management, analyzes program outcomes, and engages in community and professional outreach. Her research interests include early intervention and caregiver coaching for families of infants and toddlers who are deaf or hard of hearing; speech perception and development of spoken language in children who are deaf or hard of hearing; and language, academic, and psychosocial outcomes for children and young adults who are deaf or hard of hearing. In addition to her work at the Moog Center, Dr. Rudge is an instructor in the Audiology and Communication Sciences graduate program at Washington University School of Medicine.
• Receives Salary for Employment from Moog Center for Deaf Education.
No relevant nonfinancial relationship exist.