A GUIDE FOR THE PARENT OF LEARNERS WITH HEARING IMPAIRMENT
Parental involvement is an important influence on the child’s academic achievement whether with or without disabilities (Epstein, 2006). The need for strong family involvement in a child’s learning starts by the time a child is in preschool and continue through high school (Debora, 2000). This presents that parent’s participation can improve students’ learning whether the child is in preschool or in upper grades, whether or not the family is struggling economically or is affluent or whether the parent finished high school or graduated from college. In other words this statement can be elaborated that any child looks at the parent as a pillar not only in the learning process but throughout life. Henderson and Berla (2009) study on families showed that what the family does with the child is more important to the learner’s success than family income or the education level of the parents. Marshall, Raskind, Roberta and Goldberg (2010) studied life success for students with hearing impaired in Pasadena, California.