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1 Adults Are Not Just Big Babies! IFSPC 4 2010 Scottsdale, Arizona Presenter: Teresa H. Caraway, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert. AVT Hearts for Hearing

2 The Hearts for Hearing Team Audiologists Additional Team Members Jace Wolfe, Ph.D., CCC-A Kris Taylor Kerri Brumley Pati Burns Heather Kasulis, AuD, CCC-A June Cashion Sheryl Gamblin Kimberly Fox, AuD., CCC-A Sherry Edward Kristie Murphy Brooke Shoemaker, AuD., CCC-A Speech-Language Pathologists Joanna T. Smith, M.S., CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert. AVT Teresa H. Caraway, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert. AVT Wendy DeMoss, M.S., CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert. AVT Tamara Elder, M.S. CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert. AVT Darcy Stowe, M.S. CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert. AVT Natalie OHalloran, M.S. CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert. AVT Lindsay Steuart, M.S., CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert. AVT Krissa Cummins, M.S., CCC-SLP Collaborating Partners Dr. R. Stanley Baker, Otologic Medical Clinic Dr. Mark Wood, Otologic Medical Clinic Dr. Wayne Berryhill, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences

3 Supporting Family Members / Caregivers Number of waking hours per day of a typical 2 yr old Number of waking hours per week of a typical 2 yr old

4 Supporting Family Members / Caregivers Number of waking hours per month of a typical 2 yr old Number of waking hours per year of a typical 2 yr old

5 Supporting Families in Early Intervention includes ADULT EDUCATION. How do adults learn?

6 What We Know about Adult Learners Everyone can learn Some of our most important learning abilities cant be measured Learning is the making of meaning Performance and retention come from learner engagement Learning must include engagement and creative expression We all learn differently McCarthy, Bernice, 4MAT System Model, www. aboutlearning.com

7 We All Learn Differently How do you learn a new task?

8 How Do You Learn? You have just moved into a new house that has an oven with a convection feature. You are ready to use your new oven but have never had a convection feature. How do you learn to use the new oven?

9 Types of Adult Learners 1. You prefer hands on, not afraid to take risks. You jump in and do by trial and error. Your favorite question is: What if? 2.You prefer to know what the experts think, read the manual cover to cover, Your favorite question is: Why? 3. You prefer basic facts first then pull up your sleeves for hands on experimenting. Your favorite question is : How? 4.You prefer to bring own experience into the process. You listen, discuss and enjoy consulting with others. Your favorite question is: Why

10 Implications of Different Adult Learning Styles on Early Intervention Imaginative Learner Dynamic Learner Analytic Learner Commo n Sense Learner

11 Generational Learning Differences Boomers and Xers and Yers –OH MY!

12 Supporting Families involves: - meeting parents/caregivers where they are in the journey. - equipping parents/caregivers with the skills, disciplines and knowledge so that they can reach their desired outcome for their child.

13 What Does Support Look Like?

14 Self Assessment 1.When parents ask me questions that require me to draw my on my area of expertise a. I almost always have the answers b. I freak out if I dont have all the answers. c. I evade the question if I dont have the answers. d. I use what I know, add to what the parent knows, and encourages the parent to build on what he or she knows.

15 Self Assessment 2. When a caregiver shares an idea with me a. I immediately compare it to my own values, beliefs, and preferences. b. I evaluate how realistic it actually is. c. I consider it in light of the caregivers intended outcome. d. I immediately agree or disagree and let the caregiver know what I think.

16 Self Assessment 3. When working with a caregiver a. I focus on my agenda or plan so that I can be efficient. b. I follow the other persons lead during a conversation to determine how I can be helpful. c. I focus on the other persons issue at that moment, then bring the conversation back to my plan for the visit. d. I get frustrated when he or she cannot stay on task.

17 Self Assessment 4. When people describe me, they tend to use words such as a. Supportive, encouraging, and caring b. Busy, rushed, and hardworking c. Opinionated, directive, and to the point d. Sympathetic, soft-hearted, and forgiving

18 Self Assessment 5.When working with caregivers and colleagues a. I tend to tell people what I think they want to hear. b. I share complete and unbiased information. c. I give only positive feedback. d. I wait to avoid sharing difficult information as long as I possibly can. Coaching Families and Colleagues in Early Childhood by Barbara Hanft, Dathan Rush, & MLisa L. Sheldon. Brooks Publishing Co.

19 Rosetti surveyed 300 parents/caregivers to determine their number one frustration with service providers: He then surveyed 300 service providers to determine their number one frustration with parents/caregivers:

20 What do you want the families to say about you or your program?

21 Summary Providing quality family support creates a situation where everyone wins. We can learn and grow from each other when we respect and approach others as enlightened. We all need to be lifelong learners to better serve children with hearing loss and their families. Everybody can improve!

22 Summary When providing family it is critical to consider: -Adult Learning Style Differences -Generational Learning Differences -The influence of your personal filter Adults are not just big babies – they have a life time of experience!

23 Contact Information Heart for Hearing 3525 N.W. 56 th Street Building A, Suite 150 Oklahoma City, OK 73112 USA Teresa.Caraway@heartsforhearing.org 405-548-4300


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