Telepractice Training for Early Intervention with Children who are Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing Telepractice is an increasingly popular service delivery model for serving individuals with communication disorders, particularly infants and toddlers who are Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing (DHH) served under Part C Early Intervention programs (Behl, Houston, & Stredler-Brown, 2012). Recent studies have demonstrated that telepractice is effective for providing children who are DHH and their ... Article
Article  |   December 27, 2016
Telepractice Training for Early Intervention with Children who are Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Kristina M. Blaiser
    Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Idaho State University, Meridian, ID
  • Diane Behl
    National Center for Hearing Assessment and Management, Utah State University, Logan, UT
  • Disclosures
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  • Financial: Kristina M. Blaiser and Diane Behl received funding from Daniels fund for this project.
    Financial: Kristina M. Blaiser and Diane Behl received funding from Daniels fund for this project.×
  • Nonfinancial: The manuscript discusses the online training courses found on the website TI101.org. The training courses have been introduced at an EHDI conference, but the information presented here is more in-depth related to the process and evaluation of the content.
    Nonfinancial: The manuscript discusses the online training courses found on the website TI101.org. The training courses have been introduced at an EHDI conference, but the information presented here is more in-depth related to the process and evaluation of the content.×
Article Information
Hearing Disorders / Special Populations / Early Identification & Intervention / Telepractice & Computer-Based Approaches / Part 2
Article   |   December 27, 2016
Telepractice Training for Early Intervention with Children who are Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing
Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups, December 2016, Vol. 1, 60-67. doi:10.1044/persp1.SIG9.60
History: Received July 11, 2016 , Revised October 6, 2016 , Accepted October 25, 2016
Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups, December 2016, Vol. 1, 60-67. doi:10.1044/persp1.SIG9.60
History: Received July 11, 2016; Revised October 6, 2016; Accepted October 25, 2016

Telepractice is an increasingly popular service delivery model for serving individuals with communication disorders, particularly infants and toddlers who are Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing (DHH) served under Part C Early Intervention programs (Behl, Houston, & Stredler-Brown, 2012). Recent studies have demonstrated that telepractice is effective for providing children who are DHH and their families with access to high quality early intervention services (Behl et al., 2016; Blaiser, Behl, Callow-Heusser, & White, 2013). While telepractice has grown in popularity, there continues to be a lack of formalized training opportunities to help providers become more familiar with telepractice (Behl & Kahn, 2015). This paper outlines online training courses for providers, families, and administrators of programs for children who are DHH. Recommendations for follow up training and staff support are included.

Acknowledgements
The authors wish to thank the Daniels Fund for their generous support of this project and Karl White and the members of the NCHAM Telepractice Learning Community for their collaboration, without which this paper would not have been possible.
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