The purpose of this study was to learn more about the beliefs and self-efficacy of parents of young children with hearing loss. Seventy-two parents completed the Scale of Parental Involvement and Self-Efficacy - Revised (SPISE-R), which queries parents about their child’s hearing device use and their perceptions of their own beliefs, knowledge, confidence, and actions pertaining to supporting their child’s auditory access and spoken language development. Two beliefs were identified that related to parents’ action scores and one belief was identified that related to children’s hearing device use. Knowledge and confidence scores were significantly correlated with action scores and children’s hearing device use, whereas only confidence scores were related to scores on a measure of children’s spoken language abilities. Results indicate the SPISE-R is a promising tool for use in early intervention to better understand parents’ strengths and needs pertaining to supporting their young child’s auditory access and spoken language development.
Ambrose, S. E. Appenzeller, M. Mai, A. & DesJardin, J. L. (2020). Beliefs and Self-Efficacy of Parents of Young Children with Hearing Loss. Journal of Early Hearing Detection and Intervention, 5(1), 73-85.
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