19th ANNUAL EARLY HEARING DETECTION & INTERVENTION MEETING
March 8-10, 2020 • Kansas City, MO
3/03/2019 | 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM | Strategies for Engaging Parents in Early Intervention Sessions | Vienna
Early Intervention services provided under IDEA are to be provided in the child’s natural environment. As such, it is critical that the focus of these sessions is based on the routines, activities, and materials available in the child’s natural environment. This session will provide participants with real-life examples of why practitioners need to leave their toys and materials at home and justification for why it is not appropriate to bring the professional’s personal items into a family’s home. This presentation will provide session participants with the parent perspective on participating in parent support using this philosophical approach. The parent perspective will be gained through video clips of parent comments related to the following topics:
1. The manners in which parents are motivated to attend and participate in coaching sessions, including developing relationships and gaining trust.
2. The manners in which parents feel supported by the early interventionist, including real-time embedded feedback and reflection.
3. The manners in which parents find benefit to collaborating with professional, including joint planning.
This presentation will describe for the participants, through lecture, discussion, video clips, and small group discussion how parent-professional collaboration is a highly effective approach to supporting parents in their efforts to accelerate language development in their child who is deaf or hard of hearing.
- 1. At the end of this session, participants will be able to list key elements for engaging parents in Early Intervention sessions.
- 2. At the end of this session, participants will be able to describe at least three factors which motivate parents to engage in parent support sessions.
- 3. At the end of this session, participants will be able to describe components of parent support sessions that are important to parents.
Betsy Moog Brooks
(), The Moog Center for Deaf Education, firstname.lastname@example.org;
Betsy Moog Brooks is the Executive Director of the Moog Center for Deaf Education, a non-profit private school that teaches children who are deaf or hard of hearing to talk. She has earned a degree of Doctor of Education in Instructional Leadership with an emphasis in Andragogy, the study of adult learners. She received her Master’s 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 has been in the field of early intervention for more than 30 years and continues to provide direct child service and parent support to families with children birth to three.
• Receives Salary for Employment from The Moog Center for Deaf Education.
No relevant nonfinancial relationship exist.