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Parent-Infant Habilitation
A Comprehensive Approach to Working with Hearing Impaired Infants and Toddlers and Their Families
Infant Hearing Resource

How to carry out the components of an effective family-centered program for deaf and hard of hearing infants and toddlers.

Describes in detail:

Parent-Infant Habilitation is a valuable tool for all professionals who are forming working relationships with parents of young deaf children.

Cat. No.     IHR02             book                                                                                        $40.00

Early Intervention Series I (1993)
Materials for Training Professionals Serving Families of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Infants and Young Children
Infant Hearing Resource

A Trainer's Handbook plus seven modules, each with a training outline and a VHS-formatted videotape.

Trainer's Handbook: Provides information critical for training professionals. Contains 200+ competencies essential to the Infant-Family Specialist and current professional early intervention standards. Includes an introduction to contemporary adult training practices, guidelines for needs assessment & evaluation, checklist for training in the workshop format, listings of deaf culture resources, and a bibliography on family-centered early intervention.

Module outlines include:

- instructions for workshops, courses or self-study
- learning objectives
- key information and skills
- trainer's references/resources-handouts
- group learning activities
- viewer's guide to videotape

Module videotapes contain:

- clips illustrating basic concepts
- opportunities to practice skills
- demonstrations of family-centered early intervention

Module 1: Supporting Emotional Needs of Family Members: Examines family members' reactions to diagnosis of a child's disability, outlines family systems theory, and describes a 3 step process for attending to the emotional needs of family members. Real life examples of the concerns and suggestions of family members and helpful techniques utilized by effective specialists.

Module 2: Play-Based Learning: Explores how play develops, what motivates children to play and how to assess children's play. Outlines vital information on the classifications of play, adult-child play interactions, and play environments and activities which promote a child's learning.

Module 3: Prelinguistic Communication: Provides a definition of and rationale for promoting prelinguistic communication (the foundation for the development of symbolic language). Outlines effects of hearing loss on early communication development. Discusses and illustrates the stages and functions of prelinguistic communication.

Module 4: The Role of the Family: Family members play an essential role in the language development of the young deaf and hard of hearing child. Module explores and illustrates "motherese/fatherese" as used by hearing and by deaf parents. The visual communication strategies used so effectively by deaf parents with their young deaf children are listed and shown on tape. Presents a method of promoting parents' use of nondirective language with their child.

Module 5: Promoting Speech Development: Outlines goals and principles for speech development in infants and toddlers with hearing loss. Describes factors which influence the child's rate of acquisition of speech skills and a five step guide to habilitation for children with delayed speech development. Clips illustrate children operating in the stages of speech development described by Daniel Ling and the principles of Ling's stages 1-4 are outlined. Module is critical, as speech is the form of expressive communication that links the majority of deaf and hard of hearing children to their family and community.

Module 6: Team Approach to Audiologic Assessment: Presents a rationale for early identification and intervention with young deaf and hard of hearing children. Outlines techniques for preparing the young deaf/hard of hearing child for behavioral testing. Describes and shows methods for screening the hearing of infants and for determining hearing thresholds during the first years of life.

Module 7: PL99-457 & Basics of Family-Centered Intervention: Discusses the impact of PL99-457, the individualized family service plan, and the family-centered team. Shows parents sharing their positive and negative experiences in early intervention programs. Illustrates a technique to involve family members in promoting the child's acquisition of skills.

Cat. No.     IHR10            Trainer's Handbook                                                                       $45.00
Cat. No.     IHR11            Module 1                                                                                      $89.00
Cat. No.     IHR12            Module 2                                                                                      $89.00
Cat. No.     IHR13            Module 3                                                                                      $89.00
Cat. No.     IHR14            Module 4                                                                                      $89.00
Cat. No.     IHR15            Module 5                                                                                      $89.00
Cat. No.     IHR16            Module 6                                                                                      $89.00
Cat. No.     IHR17            Module 7                                                                                      $89.00
Cat. No.     IHR18            Trainer's Handbook & Modules 1-7                                               $570.00