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Including Fathers in their Child's Intervention and Habilitation Process (Professionals, Parents)

Course: #1764Level: Intermediate 1 Hour 19 Reviews

Traditionally, mothers have been the primary contact for professionals providing intervention or habilitative services to families of children with hearing loss. Fathers have been described as the secondary or peripheral parent. This course will present the results of a national survey of over 262 fathers of children with hearing loss that evaluated their perspectives on service delivery and their own roles as fathers of children with hearing loss. Professionals will gain new insights in how to be more inclusive of fathers in the clinical, intervention, or habilitative services that they are providing.

Course created on October 4, 2012

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Learning Outcomes

  • checkmarkAt the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to identify traditional stereotypes of parenting roles between mothers and fathers.
  • checkmarkAt the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to describe fathers' positive and negative perspectives about various service delivery models.
  • checkmarkAt the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to list specific strategies for including fathers in their children's intervention and habilitation.


0-10 Minutes Introduction and review of common parental role stereotypes
10-30 Minutes Overview of Research with 260+ fathers of children with hearing loss
30-50 Minutes Discussion of fathers' recommendations for professionals to improve service delivery
50-60 Minutes Questions & Wrap-Up


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Presenter Disclosure: K. Todd Houston is a paid guest presenter for Cochlear Americas. He has no non-financial relationships to disclose.

Sponsor Disclosure: This course is presented by Cochlear Americas in partnership with AudiologyOnline.

Content Disclosure: This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.

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