The network of early intervention (EI) for families with children who are deaf or hard of hearing (D/HH) consists of multiple professionals that partner with parents. As part of a community collaborative initiative, diverse perspectives were gathered via online surveys as part of a state-wide needs assessment to evaluate the landscape of EI in Ohio. The qualitative and quantitative feedback were analyzed in light of the Joint Committee on Infant Hearing’s (2007) goals and the 2013 early intervention supplement to those goals. Care coordination and equitable access emerged as top priorities across all three stakeholder groups queried (audiologists, EI providers, and parents). Through a theory of change framework, these results offer a pathway to strengthening EI in order to promote the well-being of families and children who are D/HH.
Reed, J. Findlen, U. M. Davenport, C. Deconde Johnson, C. Sentelik, M. Spangler, C. Steuerwald, W. & Houston, D. (2023). Parent and Provider Perspectives on Early Intervention in Ohio: A Community Collaborative Approach. Journal of Early Hearing Detection and Intervention, 8(1), 22-34. DOI: https://doi.org/10.26077/ee04-915b
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