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Programs for Children

Infants and Newly Diagnosed Children - Services

  • Provide counseling, guidance and support to help parents adjust to the diagnosis of hearing loss in order to make informed decisions regarding their child's future.
  • Educate parents about auditory, speech and language development and about how these aspects of development are affected by hearing loss.
  • Assist parents in understanding auditory, speech and language skills of their child and provide appropriate recommendations. 

Young Child Therapy – Treatment for Children Under Age 3 - Services

  • Provide individual therapy tailored to the needs of each individual child.
  • Perform evaluations of the child's skill level to establish goals for auditory, speech and language skills.
  • Teach parents strategies for facilitating auditory, speech and language stimulation in their home.
  • Involve parents in each session.
  • Develop plans with parents for evaluation of progress.
  • Provide ongoing education and support for parents.
  • Collaborate with early identification personnel to optimize services.

Child Therapy - Treatment for Children Over Age 3 - Services

  • Provide individual therapy focusing on speech, language and audition and incorporating goals from the classroom during the school year and summer months.
  • Collaborate with parents and school personnel on identifying available resources for a child.

Pediatric Amplification Loaner Program

In conjunction with the Auditory Rehabilitation Center, we have established the Pediatric Amplification Loaner (P.A.L.) Program [LINK to PAL section] for children with hearing aids. The P.A.L. Program enables the audiologist to exchange or upgrade a child's hearing aids in order to maintain the most appropriate fit for the child's specific communication needs.

We also have a parent group. Parents can gather information from professionals and other parents about a variety of issues that arise when raising a child with hearing loss.

Ear Exam Programs for Adults - Services

  • Perform evaluations and develop individual treatment plans.
  • Provide auditory training and speech therapy.
  • Provide ongoing education regarding hearing loss, issues related to hearing loss and strategies to assist with communication.

 

Page updated 2/16/09