What was this report about?
Intervention programs for deaf and hard of hearing children and their families can be a valuable source of support for parents. The information and skills they provide can help boost parents’ confidence in being able to raise a deaf or hard of hearing child. It’s recognised that parental involvement is critical to the child’s progress.
This report reviewed five studies on interventions for hearing parents with deaf and hard of hearing children, to look at issues related to parenting styles addressed in these programs.
What were the key findings?
- Intervention programs have a vital role in helping hearing parents adapt to parenting a deaf or hard of hearing child.
- Parents found a responsive parenting style to be rewarding in many ways.
- One aspect of the programs that parents consistently found supportive was having contact with other parents going through similar challenges.
Where can I read more about this report?
Interventions on parenting styles of hearing parents parenting children with a hearing loss: A scoping review.
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