Parent education is critical to the successful development of a young child with hearing loss. As parents gain knowledge and information, they are better able to assist their deaf child in learning to communicate in a hearing and speaking world. JTC believes that parents are the most important educators of their deaf or hard-of-hearing child. Tuesday Night Parent Class Workshops and Support Group, offered in both Long Beach and Los Angeles, give parents and other family members the knowledge and emotional skills to foster their child’s communication and overall development and cope with their own anxiety, grief and stress.
Tuesday Night Parent Class Workshops
Tuesday Night Parent Class Workshops give parents and other family members the skills to foster their child’s communication and to encourage his or her overall development. The Clinic believes that parents are the most important educators of their child who is deaf or hard of hearing. Thus, our focus is to educate, guide, encourage and support parents.
A series of seven modules has been developed encompassing the general topics listed below. There are five lectures in each module and the courses progress from basic to advanced information.
- Auditory Learning
- Educational Planning
Parent Class Workshops, which run in conjunction with Parent Support Group, are in session during the academic year (September - May) and are presented twice a month on Tuesday evenings from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Los Angeles and Long Beach sites. We provide interpreters for any family who speaks a language other than English. Parent Class is open to adults 18 years and older, including grandparents, aunts, uncles, baby-sitters, friends and any parent of a preschool child with hearing loss, including those not enrolled in our services.