EDUDEAF: Deaf Parent-Infant Specialist

Key Words: Deaf Education Information, Deafness Related Issues, Deaf Education

Document 1 of 3

Document 1 2 3

Subj: Info about Parent-Infant Specialist
Date: 97-01-21 23:24:27 EST
From: ereed@LCLARK.EDU (Eric Reed)
Sender: EDUDEAF@LSV.UKY.EDU (A Practical Discussion List Regarding Deaf Education)
Reply-to: EDUDEAF@LSV.UKY.EDU (A Practical Discussion List Regarding Deaf Education)

To: EDUDEAF@LSV.UKY.EDU (Multiple recipients of list EDUDEAF)

Hi!

Currently, I am in graduate school here at Lewis & Clark College studying Special Education: Early Intervention/Early Intervention with emphasis on Deaf/Hard of Hearing Children. I will be graduating this May but will not complete my program until the end of summer.

Since I am Deaf, I am concerned about working as a Parent-Infant Specialist. This position or role's responsibility in either at home-visits or at parent-infant program is to provide support, feedback, update, to name just a few especially about infant's auditory feedback, hearing aids checklist, infant/toddler responsive (babbling, cooing, voicing, etc.) with parents. I know this takes a lot of listening skills to be reported.

Thus, I am asking if any of you, preferably Deaf or have experience with Deaf parent-infant specialist, can tell me how Deaf specialist deal in this situation such as how do they report/discuss with parents if required to be listening even if Deaf can not hear at all especially on auditory or child's speech, etc. Sometimes, I feel it is not right for me to explain to newly parents because I do not have an experience to or how to explain. So, is there any other way to assist parents or obtain an interpreter as schedule when working with parents?

Moreover, I am wondering if any other parent-infant program, institute, non-profit organization, etc has a Deaf specialist so I can be familiar with how to solve problems myself before dealing with parents or family.

You can e-mail on listserv or privately:
ereed@lclark.edu

I appreciate your time and your help on feedback :-)

Eric Reed

Document 2 of 3

Document 1 2 3

Subj: Re: Info about Parent-Infant Specialist
Date: 97-01-24 08:07:22 EST
From: SMSD2@AOL.COM (David R. Updegraff)
Sender: EDUDEAF@LSV.UKY.EDU (A Practical Discussion List Regarding Deaf Education)
Reply-to: EDUDEAF@LSV.UKY.EDU (A Practical Discussion List Regarding Deaf Education)

To: EDUDEAF@LSV.UKY.EDU (Multiple recipients of list EDUDEAF)

Eric: I know one school which has a deaf teacher working in the parent-infant program. That is the Cleary School for the Deaf on Long Island, NY. I can't recall the teacher's name, but the Superintendent's name, address, and telephone number are:

Sr. Catherine Fitzgibbon
Cleary School for the Deaf
301 Smithtown Boulevard
Nesconset, NY 11767-2077
516-588-0530 (Voice/TTY)
As far as I know they do not have e-mail at the school yet.

Hope this helps in your search for information.

David R. Updegraff, Ph.D.
President
St. Mary's School for the Deaf
smsd2@aol.com

Document 3 of 3

Document 1 2 3

Subj: Re: Info about Parent-Infant Specialist -Reply
Date: 97-01-24 08:51:19 EST
From: JBastean@MSD.K12.MO.US (Judy Bastean)
Sender: EDUDEAF@LSV.UKY.EDU (A Practical Discussion List Regarding Deaf Education)
Reply-to: EDUDEAF@LSV.UKY.EDU (A Practical Discussion List Regarding Deaf Education)

To: EDUDEAF@LSV.UKY.EDU (Multiple recipients of list EDUDEAF)

We also have a deaf educator who is a Parent-Infant Specialist and we have e-mail, her address is: RDodd@MSD.K12.MO.US This is at Missouri School for the Deaf.

Uploaded by: B.J. Lawrence / Kent State University / Deaf Education Major