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Need caption for photo of sleeping newborn baby Early Intervention: Before 6 Months

Improvement Strategies


Build family to family relationships

Standardize referral mechanisms (WE-TRAC to PPS)

Use a fax-back form to alert the Medical Home at the time of enrollment

Obtain a consent for release of information at first contact so that information can be shared with the state EHDI Program

Include communication outcomes in every IFSP

Confirm the hearing status of every child with a related condition

Identify every failed appointment as an opportunity to act and learn

Resources: Tools for Improvement

Training Opportunities

Local Calendar of Events

Building Blocks of Intervention: Hearing Loss in Children 0-3 Years

Sponsored by a grant from the Verizon Foundation.

“Parents, caregivers, professionals, and members of the Deaf community recognize the need for a greater number of qualified professionals and improved service provision”

- The National Agenda: Moving forward on achieving educational equality for deaf and hard of hearing students (2005)

"Oliver was fitted recently with an FM System, loaned to us by the WISHES Program. Our providers were skeptical because he was so young and attended a daycare, not a school setting where they are typically used. However, Oliver's daycare teachers were so excited to share the profound changes they witnessed in him. The first day that he accessed sound through the FM he went from communicating sporadically in 2 word phrases, to speaking in 4-6 word sentences. He went from looking at other children for cues to know what to do, to following directions because he can now hear them. He went from being quiet at circle time, to full participation. With the benefit from the FM System, he quickly turned into a confident little boy!"

  - Alicia Boeme, Oliver's mother