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© John Tracy Clinic 2009 www.jtc.org Parent-centered Services for Families with Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children Birth to 5 Years.

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1 © John Tracy Clinic Parent-centered Services for Families with Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children Birth to 5 Years

2 © John Tracy Clinic John Tracy Clinic History 1942: Mrs. Louise Tracy started a parent education group called John Tracy Study Group 1943: John Tracy Clinic Incorporated

3 © John Tracy Clinic John Tracy Clinic Mission Hope Guidance Encouragement To families Without charge Worldwide

4 © John Tracy Clinic John Tracy Clinic Services for Families All services are parent- centered Audiology Parent workshops Parent-infant programs Parent participation preschool Correspondence education Summer session

5 © John Tracy Clinic John Tracy Clinic Services for Families All services include counseling support All direct services staff are trained in counseling strategies

6 © John Tracy Clinic John Tracy Clinic Services for Families All group activities for families include support group: Parent workshops Friday Family School Preschool Summer Sessions

7 © John Tracy Clinic Purpose of Support Group Sharing stories Emotional & practical support Sharing resources Providing information Parent-to-parent mentoring Strengthening the family and community Developing new skills such as advocacy

8 © John Tracy Clinic John Tracy Clinic Parent-Infant Services KNOWLEDGE IS POWER Parent workshops Demonstration home Friday Family School

9 © John Tracy Clinic John Tracy Clinic Preschool Program Parents participate in preschool Work day Individual and group meetings Preschool support group

10 © John Tracy Clinic John Tracy Clinic Additional Programs PALS correspondence and online parent education Summer Sessions

11 © John Tracy Clinic Empowered Parents Create community Create opportunity from adversity Transform grief into dreams

12 © John Tracy Clinic For More Information Mary Beth Goring:


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