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Behavioral Parent Training for Families With Children Who Are DHH & Followed in Hearing Health Care (PD102650)

Presenter(s): Megan A Morris, PhD, MPH, CCC-SLP; Christina Studts, PhD, MSPH, LCSW
Course Description

Young children who are deaf/hard of hearing (DHH) and use hearing aids or cochlear implants have high rates of disruptive behavior problems that often persist even after language improves in response to speech, language, and hearing interventions. The positive effects of behavioral parent training (BPT) on child and parent functioning are well-established in children with typical hearing, but BPT has not been evaluated with—and is rarely delivered to—parents of young children who are DHH. This course describes a mixed methods program of research aimed at adapting and testing the effectiveness and implementation of BPT with this population.

This course is a recorded session from the 2021 ASHA Convention Virtual Library (session 2106V). The session was developed by—and presenters were invited by—Equity, Inclusion and Influence of Cultural and Linguistic Diversity. The session was part of the Health and Health Care Equity in Communication Disorders Research Symposium.

Learning Outcomes
You will be able to:

  • Contrast the prevalence of disruptive behavior problems and receipt of behavioral interventions between young children who are DHH and who use hearing aids or cochlear implants with the prevalence among their peers with typical hearing
  • Identify the potential benefits of behavioral parent training relevant to parents of young children who are DHH and followed in hearing health care
  • Describe the steps and findings in a program of research investigating the implementation and effectiveness of behavioral parent training with this population

Presenter Information

Christina Studts, PhD, MSPH, LCSW (Presenting Author), is an Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. Dr. Studts is an implementation scientist whose research addresses increasing access to evidence-based parenting interventions in populations who rarely receive them. She collaborates with parents, speech-language pathologists, audiologists, otolaryngologists, and other key stakeholders to identify, understand, and address unmet needs in parents of young children who are followed in hearing health care.

Financial Disclosures:

  • Salaried full-time faculty at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
  • Paid research consultant at University of North Carolina and University of Kentucky
  • Stipend from ASHA for role as CPRI consultant
  • Honorarium from ASHA for role as DISTance mentor
  • Grant funds from National Institutes of Health/National Institute of Mental Health and National Institute of Deafness and Other Communication Disorders
  • Stipends from National Institutes of Health for role as grant reviewer
  • Speaker fees from ASHA
  • ASHA Convention registration fee waived

Nonfinancial Disclosures:

  • Ad hoc reviewer for many scientific journals

Megan Morris, PhD, MPH, CCC-SLP (Presenting Author), is an Associate Professor in the Division of General Internal Medicine at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. Dr. Morris is a health services researcher who aims to address and promote equitable and accessible health care for patients with diverse types of communication disabilities. She focuses on provider and health care organization-level factors that negatively impact the quality of care delivered to patients with disabilities.

Financial Disclosures:

  • Stipend and registration fee waived for 2021 ASHA Convention for role as coordinator for the 2021 ASHA Symposium

Nonfinancial Disclosures:

  • No nonfinancial relationships relevant to the content of the session

Assessment Type

Self-assessment—Think about what you learned and report on the Completion Form how you will use your new knowledge.

To earn continuing education credit, you must complete the learning assessment by December 6, 2027.

Program History and CE Information

Content origination date: November 2021
End date: December 6, 2027

This course is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs (Advanced level, Professional area).

Subscribers Ratings
PDH: 1
ASHA CEU*: 0.1
Item #(s): PD102650
Available Through: December 06, 2027