Parent Support Group at Thayer Lindsley Program
The Thayer Lindsley Family-Centered Program
Parent Support Group*: Thursday (10:30am-11:30am) – January 26, 2023 – April 27, 2023
The Thayer Lindsley Program, as part of the Robbins Center at Emerson College, offers a family-centered approach to services for young children who are deaf or hard of hearing and their families.
Communication-focused services are provided at this crucial stage in speech and language development. This involves working directly with the children as well as partnering with their families as they engage in the unique challenges of raising a child who is deaf or hard of hearing.
Graduate student clinicians, with the support of a speech-language pathologist and early childhood educator, provide models for parents and assists families in creating optimal language-learning environments at home. Parents are given support and information about their children's specific needs, the goals of intervention, and methods for obtaining additional therapeutic and educational services.
The Parent Support Group provides a network for parents of children who are deaf or hard of hearing. Parents discuss specific challenges they may be facing, communication approaches, school and treatment options and many other topics related to parenting.
*Babysitting is available during the parent support group for infants and siblings of children enrolled in our program.
For more information, contact us at Robbins_Center@emerson.edu or 617-824-8323.