Service Guideline 5: Young Children Who are Hard of Hearing or Deaf: Intervention Guidelines for Service Providers and Families

Connecticut Birth to Three System

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The guidelines in this document are designed to assist Connecticut families and providers with the development of Individualized Family Service Plans (IFSPs) for infants and toddlers with hearing impairments or deafness. The document includes general information about hearing loss, intervention approaches, and available services for families. After reviewing the referral process of the Birth to Three System, the document explains the following principles of interventions and strategies for meeting those principles: (1) early identification and diagnosis is essential; (2) ongoing audiological assessment and management must be conducted by staff trained to work with infants and young children; (3) the intervention team should assist the family in learning about the nature of their child's hearing loss; (4) intervention requires a team approach; (5) parents and children are partners in communication; (6) language development begins as soon as a child is born and develops through interactions with family in daily routines; (7) parents need to understand and manage the hearing aids of their child; and (8) parents are advocates for their children. Questions parents ask about evaluation and hearing aids are answered in the final section. Appendices include information on the types of hearing tests, cochlear implants corporations, and degrees of hearing lost. 

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Connecticut Birth to Three System. Service Guideline 5: Young Children Who are Hard of Hearing or Deaf: Intervention Guidelines for Service Providers and Families (1999). Connecticut Birth to Three System: Hartford, CT. (54 pages).

Language: English

Formats Available: Printed Material

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Connecticut Birth to Three System
460 Capitol Avenue
Hartford, CT
06106

Phone: (860) 571-7556
Fax: (860) 418-6003

URL: http://www.birth23.org

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