Graduate project

Parent orientation program and home training for hearing impaired infants : between 18 months and three years

Many parents have had no contact with deafness until they discover that their own baby does not hear. Grief and shock are natural reactions, often compounded by misconceptions they and their circle of acquaintances hold regarding dearness. More facilities are needed to give information about deafness and offer guidance in the handling of a hearing handicapped child. When a child is found to be deaf, the whole family should be involved in an educational program to maintain a healthy and productive atmosphere.