Family-Centered Early Intervention Deaf/Hard of Hearing (FCEI-DHH): Cultural & Global Implications. Journal Article uri icon



  • This article is the third in a series of eight articles that comprise this special issue on family-centered early intervention for children who are deaf or hard of hearing and their families (FCEI-DHH). It highlights the origins of FCEI-DHH in Western contexts and well-resourced locations and emphasizes the role of culture(s) in shaping FCEI-DHH. This article also cautions against the direct application of the 10 FCEI-DHH Principles presented in this issue across the globe without consideration of cultural implications. Cultural perceptions of decision-making processes and persons who can be decision-makers in FCEI-DHH are explored. Deaf culture(s) and the benefits of exposure to DHH adults with diverse backgrounds are introduced. Structural inequities that impact families' access to FCEI-DHH programs/services and systems, within and among nations and regions, are noted. The need to consider the cultural influences on families is emphasized; this applies to all levels of FCEI, including the development of systems through implementation of supports.

publication date

  • February 29, 2024

has restriction

  • bronze

Date in CU Experts

  • March 8, 2024 3:40 AM

Full Author List

  • Szarkowski A; Moeller MP; Gale E; Smith T; Birdsey BC; Moodie STF; Carr G; Stredler-Brown A; Yoshinaga-Itano C; Holzinger D

author count

  • 11

Other Profiles

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1465-7325

Additional Document Info

start page

  • SI27

end page

  • SI39


  • 29


  • SI