Family Support: What is my role as an audiologist and speech-language pathologist?

April 30, 2013

8:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m. ET

Sponsored by SIG 9 Hearing and Hearing Disorders in Childhood

This live event chat is a special "Ask the Expert" on how to provide family centered care and appropriate support in our "do more with less" ever changing work environments.  Family-centered practice is a service model that supports the whole family as a unit of service and honors family choice and empowerment in decision-making about services (Allen et al, 1996).  To embrace family centered services and family support initiatives, a collaborative partnership must be formed between the care providers and the family.  Research demonstrates that collaborative partnerships (i.e., family involvement in care) maximizes outcomes and helps the child to reach his/her fullest potential. The following panelists will be available to answer questions:
  • Joni Alberg, PhD, BEGINNINGS for Parents of Children Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing, Inc.
  • Tamala Bradham, PhD, CCC-A, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine/Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences

This free event is open to all ASHA members (it is not offered for CEUs).


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