An Early Natural Auditory-Oral Intervention Approach for Children with Hearing Loss: A Qualitative Study

Turan Z.

KURAM VE UYGULAMADA EGITIM BILIMLERI, vol.10, no.3, pp.1731-1756, 2010 (SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 10 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.1731-1756
  • Keywords: Children with a Hearing Loss, Early Intervention, Natural Auditory-Oral, Qualitative Research, Case Study, PARENTS, DEAF
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: Yes


This study aims to examine the session goals and their realization during the session flow for a child with a hearing loss and his mother in an early intervention program. The study was designed as a case study. Video recordings of the intervention sessions, reflective journals, session plans, and the plan evaluations were used to collect and analyze the data. Findings indicate that session goals focused on the mother-child interaction, the use of language learning opportunities during the interaction, improving the mother's play skills, improving the child's listening skills, and behavior management of the child. Daily routines, observations during the sessions and theoretical background of the teacher seem to be important factors while establishing the session goals.