2023 Early Hearing Detection & Intervention Conference

March 5-7, 2023 • Cincinnati, OH

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3/14/2022  |   9:30 AM - 9:55 AM   |  Survey Findings of Parent and Professional Perceptions of Tele-Intervention Services   |  Room 7

Survey Findings of Parent and Professional Perceptions of Tele-Intervention Services

Several studies have explored the efficacy of Tele-intervention (TI) delivery to child and family outcomes; however, few studies have explored the parent and the provider perceptions of TI services. It is central to family-centered care for parents to feel supported in the priorities they have for their children whether accessing in-person or TI services, and to gain confidence in implementing those goals within daily routines. Similarly, providers can be more effective when they have confidence in their delivery model. This presentation will describe the findings of a survey study of 66 parents and 144 professionals. Parents rated confidence in understanding their child’s language development, perceptions of coaching and support they received from their TI provider, views of establishing a parent-professional partnership, and other aspects of TI services. Providers rated confidence in their ability to coach parents, to support the development and needs of the children and families they serve, ability to establish a parent-professional partnership using a TI model of delivery, and general satisfaction. The survey was released in March 2020, not realizing the following months of data collection (March – May 2020) would be during a large-scale pandemic and the influx of emergency virtual services. While unintentional, this timing offered an intriguing opportunity to explore perceptions of parents and professionals who unexpectedly shifted into virtual services as compared with those engaged in an established TI program prior to the Covid-19 pandemic. Although the study had a primary focus on parent and professional perceptions of the TI model, findings also highlighted areas where professionals could increase their knowledge and confidence to better support parents in both TI and in-person settings. The implications of study findings will be discussed, including recommendations for both parents and professionals to increase confidence and competence in early intervention services to maximize child and family outcomes.

  • Participants will discuss survey findings of parent and provider perceptions of tele-intervention
  • Participants will examine potential differences between emergency virtual services and those of an experienced TI provider.
  • Participants will explore implications and recommendations to improve early intervention services for both in-person and tele-intervention models.

Presentation:
3353554_14958LauriNelson.pdf

Handouts:
3353554_14958AmandaRudge.pdf

Transcripts:
CART transcripts are NOT YET available, but will be posted shortly after the conference


Presenters/Authors

Lauri Nelson (), Utah State University, lauri.nelson@usu.edu;
Lauri Nelson is a Professor in the Department of Communicative Disorders and Deaf Education at Utah State University. She is the Deaf Education Division Chair, the Director of the Listening and Spoken Language Deaf Education graduate training program, and was one of the co-founders of the Hear to Learn website. She has a dual background as both a pediatric audiologist and LSL deaf educator.


ASHA DISCLOSURE:

Financial -
No relevant financial relationship exist.

Nonfinancial -
No relevant nonfinancial relationship exist.

Amanda Rudge (Virtual), Moog Center for Deaf Education, arudge@moogcenter.org;
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.


ASHA DISCLOSURE:

Financial -
• Receives Salary for Employment from Moog Center for Deaf Education.

Nonfinancial -
No relevant nonfinancial relationship exist.

Pamela Dawson (), Hear ME Now, pdawson@hear-me-now.org;
Pam has been working in the field of Early Intervention for over 20 years. She holds a Masters degree in Early Intervention from the University of Maine. As the director of hear ME now, a listening and spoken language program in Maine, she works to promote access to qualified LSL providers to all families, regardless of geographic location. hear ME now has been successfully using tele-intervention to coach families for over 6 years. Pam serves on the Board of Directors for OPTION, the EHDI Planning Committee, and facilitates the NCHAM Tele-Intervention Learning Community. She has also served as co-chair of the Maine Part C Interagency Coordinating Council and a Northern New England Collaborative to examine access to services for families in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont.


ASHA DISCLOSURE:

Financial -
No relevant financial relationship exist.

Nonfinancial -
No relevant nonfinancial relationship exist.

Betsy Moog Brooks (InPerson), The Moog Center for Deaf Education, bbrooks@moogcenter.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.


ASHA DISCLOSURE:

Financial -
• Receives Salary for Employment,Management position from The Moog Center for Deaf Education.

Nonfinancial -
• Has a Professional relationship for Board membership.

Arlene Stredler-Brown (Virtual), Colorado EHDI, astredlerbrown@coehdi.org;
Arlene Stredler-Brown, PhD, CCC-SLP is the Director of the Colorado Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) Program. In addition, she provides consultation and technical assistance to programs working with children who are deaf or hard of hearing in the United States and internationally. Her recent research focuses on telehealth; the use of coaching strategies in the delivery of family-centered early intervention; and promoting system change. Common themes guiding her work are: inclusiveness, collaboration, and a commitment to infants and toddlers who are deaf or hard of hearing and their families.


ASHA DISCLOSURE:

Financial -
No relevant financial relationship exist.

Nonfinancial -
No relevant nonfinancial relationship exist.

Cheryl Broekelmann (), St. Joseph Institute for the Deaf, cbroekelmann@sjid.org;
Cheryl Broekelmann, LSLS Cert. AVEd, is the Director of Operations at St. Joseph Institute for the Deaf in St. Louis. She has over 25 years experience as an educator of the deaf. She has presented at workshops and at AG Bell conferences. Some of the titles of her presentations are: “Needs of Parents who have Children with Hearing Impairment”, “Lights, Camera, Action”, “What Do I Do When They Want to Learn About Dinosaurs?”, “Meeting the Needs of Families of Children Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing”, “Demystifying Deafness”, “Preschoolers Rule With The Right Tools”, “Bridging Distances with Tele-Therapy for Children with Hearing Loss” and “Collaboration + Coordination = Communication”. Cheryl has an undergraduate degree in Deaf Education from Fontbonne University and a Masters of Education in Early Childhood Administration.


ASHA DISCLOSURE:

Financial -
• Receives Salary for Employment,Management position from St. Joseph Institute for the Deaf.

Nonfinancial -
No relevant nonfinancial relationship exist.