Presentation on theme: "Results of the National Consensus Conference on Intervention: Establishing a Model Educational Intervention Program Joni Alberg, Ph.D."— Presentation transcript:
Results of the National Consensus Conference on Intervention: Establishing a Model Educational Intervention Program Joni Alberg, Ph.D.
Educational Interventions Committee Kelby Brick Jackie Busa Mary V. Compton Robert Davila Carol Flexer Barbara Hecht Todd Houston Inez Janger Teresa McMahan Vanessa Winborne Christine Yoshinaga-Itano Joni Alberg, Co-Chair Arlene Stredler Brown, Co-Chair
Faculty Disclosure In the past 12 months, I have not had a significant financial interest or other relationship with the manufacturer(s) of the product(s) or provider(s) of the service(s) that will be discussed in my presentation. This presentation will not include discussion of pharmaceuticals or devices that have not been approved by the FDA.
Elements of a Model Education Program Effective child find efforts. Key decision-making by the family about choices of services among all options. Choices of services that are specific to the needs and capabilities of the child and family. Ongoing monitoring of outcomes serves as a basis for educational planning. Certified and qualified service providers with expertise in working with infants and young children who are deaf or hard of hearing.
Recommendations For Establishing a Model Program Family-centered Choice of communication approach, language system and educational setting Proactive, comprehensive and ongoing audiologic management Guidelines for increasing or decreasing placement in mainstream education settings Specially trained professionals Research based curriculum and training resources and materials
Recommendations For Implementation Monitor language development of children. Accountability for language & communication as the foundation for education. State Advisory Board including individuals who are deaf & hard of hearing. Comprehensive list of knowledge & skill-based competencies for relationship-focused EI. Continuing education for EI providers.
Centralized online database of employment opportunities. Each state maintains complete, current listing of all relevant state & national resources. Involve families in the design & evaluation of EI programs & services. Funding for development of media for public awareness & to recruit new professionals into the field. Require private insurance coverage for hearing aids & related audiological services.
Modify state & national health coverage to include all specific types of EI services included in Part C of IDEA. Increase funding for EI. Provide funds to train parents as advocates. Provide funds/resources to parents to acquire effective communication & language skills to work with their children. Develop certification standards to ensure highly qualified professionals. Essential services/interventions are provided in a timely manner.