From the moment that a family enters John Tracy Clinic, members of the Consultation Services department are present to provide counseling, support, and resources. We understand that the diagnosis of hearing loss in a child may precipitate significant changes in the life of a family.
Pulling from our combined expertise in the areas of marriage and family counseling, child development, and occupational therapy, we practice an approach that is family-centered and oriented toward the whole child. Some of the professional services that we provide include:
• Support groups, to facilitate parents’ connections and the processing of feelings
• Individual consultations that emphasize counseling, child development, recommendations, and resources
• Developmental observations and screenings of children that are oriented toward the whole child, with recommendations and referrals for intervention
Parent Support Group
Parent Support Group allows parents of children with hearing loss to share the resources, triumphs, challenges, and feelings that are unique to families of children with hearing loss. During their journey, parents slowly gain a sense of self-confidence and hope for the future of their children.
Parent Support Group meets weekly on Friday mornings for families in the Parent / Infant Program and twice a month on Tuesday nights in conjunction with Parent Class. All of the services offered by John Tracy Clinic are FREE of charge to families.
Parent Support Group is in session during the academic year (September to May) and is offered twice a month on Tuesday nights from 7 to 9 p.m. at our Los Angeles and Long Beach locations. Interpreters are provided during the academic year for family members who have difficulty with the English language. Adults only, please.
During Summer Sessions, support groups take place 4 days per week, in English for the regular international sessions, and in Spanish for the Latin America and Spain session.