Incorporating Informational Counseling in Treatment for Individuals With Hearing Loss and Their Families Speech, language, and hearing professionals provide informational counseling for individuals with hearing loss to facilitate success in a variety of settings. The focus and content of the information change throughout the life of the individual from initial diagnosis through young adulthood. These shifts, guided by speech-language pathologists in collaboration with ... Article
Article  |   August 15, 2018
Incorporating Informational Counseling in Treatment for Individuals With Hearing Loss and Their Families
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Rachel Glade
    Department of Rehabilitation, Human Resources and Communication Disorders, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR
  • Lisa Bowers
    Department of Rehabilitation, Human Resources and Communication Disorders, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR
  • Casey Baldwin
    Department of Rehabilitation, Human Resources and Communication Disorders, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR
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  • Financial: Rachel Glade has no relevant financial interests to disclose. Lisa Bowers has no relevant financial interests to disclose. Casey Baldwin has no relevant financial interests to disclose.
    Financial: Rachel Glade has no relevant financial interests to disclose. Lisa Bowers has no relevant financial interests to disclose. Casey Baldwin has no relevant financial interests to disclose.×
  • Nonfinancial: Rachel Glade has no relevant nonfinancial interests to disclose. Lisa Bowers has no relevant nonfinancial interests to disclose. Casey Baldwin has no relevant nonfinancial interests to disclose.
    Nonfinancial: Rachel Glade has no relevant nonfinancial interests to disclose. Lisa Bowers has no relevant nonfinancial interests to disclose. Casey Baldwin has no relevant nonfinancial interests to disclose.×
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Hearing Disorders / School-Based Settings / Part 1
Article   |   August 15, 2018
Incorporating Informational Counseling in Treatment for Individuals With Hearing Loss and Their Families
Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups, August 2018, Vol. 3, 13-26. doi:10.1044/persp3.SIG9.13
History: Received February 27, 2018 , Revised June 25, 2018 , Accepted June 29, 2018
Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups, August 2018, Vol. 3, 13-26. doi:10.1044/persp3.SIG9.13
History: Received February 27, 2018; Revised June 25, 2018; Accepted June 29, 2018

Speech, language, and hearing professionals provide informational counseling for individuals with hearing loss to facilitate success in a variety of settings. The focus and content of the information change throughout the life of the individual from initial diagnosis through young adulthood. These shifts, guided by speech-language pathologists in collaboration with professionals from multiple disciplines who work with this population, can help to maximize a successful life trajectory. This article provides a practical framework of relevant content for professionals to consider when providing informational counseling for families of children with hearing loss from infancy through young adulthood. Practical resources and suggestions for addressing this population at various stages of life are provided.

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