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