Inclusion of siblings in therapy sessions can be challenging. It can also be fun and doable, and alleviate the concerns of the parent that therapy is all about the child with the hearing loss and their feelings of leaving the other children out. This presentation explores some of those dynamics and offers examples of how siblings can be incorporated into therapy and communicative learning activities with children in auditory-verbal therapy.
- Learner will be able to list some positives and negatives to siblings of children with hearing loss.
- Learner will be able to describe common concerns expressed by siblings of children with hearing loss.
- Learner will be able to describe an activity for auditory-based therapy incorporating siblings.
- Learner will be able to describe to parent/s how siblings can be part of auditory-verbal therapy with child with hearing loss.
|0-5 Minutes||Introductions and Overview|
|5-20 Minutes||Siblings: The forgotten family members|
|20-25 Minutes||Therapy with siblings|
|25-45 Minutes||Examples of therapy with siblings|
|45-55 Minutes||Carry over at home, Resources|
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