Early Intervention Network: Supporting Linguistic Competence for Children Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing
This on-line network shares five evidence-based factors and supporting program components shown to be essential for the development of linguistic competence in children who are deaf or hard of hearing. Various programs implementing these factors from throughout the country are highlighted. There are many resources for promoting both visual and spoken language development.
Supports Module 1: Speech-language pathologists and audiologists can help your infant or toddler who has a speech, language, or hearing disorder.
Supports Module 1: Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) refers to the practice of screening every newborn for hearing loss prior to hospital discharge.
Supports Module 1: NCHAM serves as the National Resource Center for the implementation and improvement of comprehensive and effective Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) systems. As a multidisciplinary Center, our goal is to ensure that all infants and toddlers with hearing loss are identified as early as possible and provided with timely and appropriate audiological, educational, and medical intervention.
Supports Module 1: NCHAM: A Resource Guide for Early Hearing Detection and Intervention
Supports Module 1: EHDI annual data is collected from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Supports Module 1: Communication Considerations A to Z™ is a series from Hands & Voices that's designed to help families and the professionals working with them access information and further resources to assist them in raising and educating children who are deaf or hard of hearing.
Supports Module 2: NCHAM National Technical Resource Center for Early Hearing Detection and Intervention
Supports Module 5: Food and Drug Administration: Cochlear Implants
Supports Module 5: Students with Cochlear Implants: Guidelines for Educational Program Planning
Sound and Fury is a documentary film released in 2000 about two American families with young deaf children and their conflict over whether or not to give their children cochlear implants.
Supports Module 5: National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders/National Institutes of Health
Supports Module 6: This program provides tutoring and support to parents and caregivers on how to share books with their young deaf and hard of hearing children.
Supports Module 5: The Ida Institute is investigating what support and resources children with cochlear implants (CI) and their families need to navigate the CI journey as smoothly as possible.
Supports Module 5: The Ida Institute is an independent, nonprofit organization with the vision to foster a better understanding of the human dynamics of hearing loss.
Supports Module 7: The Colorado School for the Deaf and Blind, Outreach Programs, developed videos you can access to share with students who are deaf or hard of hearing and their families. The videos feature a variety of young, successful adults sharing some of their life experiences. More videos will continue to be added.