Infants and Newly Diagnosed Children - Servicesinfantdx

  • 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 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.

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