National Centre for Audiology

Family Centred Care Laboratory

Research Overview

The Family Centered Early Intervention in Audiology Laboratory at Western focuses our research on developing and measuring systems of working with children who are Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing (D/HH) and their families that builds on their strengths and natural skills in a flexible and holistic way. Our work spans that period of time from first diagnosis of hearing loss (often at birth) to the point where the youth transitions to adult-based services. Research projects focus on parenting roles and supports, family and child well-being, self-efficacy, communication interactions and engagement.

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Sheila Moodie, PhD, is the Director of the Family-Centred Care Early Intervention Laboratory. She is an Assistant Professor in the School of Communication Sciences & Disorders, Faculty of Health Sciences, and collaborates with the Ontario Infant Hearing Program (Ministry of Children and Youth Services) as the knowledge translation consultant. Her research interests and specializations include Integrated Knowledge Translation, moving evidence into clinical practice, changing practice behaviour / implementation science, and family support & education for children with hearing loss.; 519-661-2111 x 88259