ANKARA UNIVERSITESI EGITIM BILIMLERI FAKULTESI OZEL EGITIM DERGISI-ANKARA UNIVERSITY FACULTY OF EDUCATIONAL SCIENCES JOURNAL OF SPECIAL EDUCATION, vol.17, no.1, pp.1-22, 2016 (ESCI)
The main purpose of this action research was to examine the interactive behaviour of a mother who has a child with a hearing loss and the way these skills were supported in the context of parent guidance process. The data were collected by the video recordings of the parent guidance sessions, audio recordings of session evaluation meetings among the authors, audio recordings of mother interviews, educational plans and reflective journals. Eight parent guidance sessions were conducted in total. In order to examine the interactive behaviors of the mother, 10 minute-long mother-child interaction recordings were used as representative in the second, fourth, sixth and eighth sessions. The inductive analysis were used to analyse the data. As a result of the analysis, five interactive behaviours were established under two main themes and the frequency of these behaviours was obtained. Depending on the mother's interactive behaviour action plans were emerged. Findings of this study indicated that while mother's behaviours that support interaction gradually increased, the behaviours that negatively affect interaction decreased throughout the parent guidance sessions. It was suggested to maintain the parent guidance process throughout the early childhood period.