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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

Include the EHDI program in your disclosure agreement for release of information so that information can be shared

Integrate 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

Early Intervention: Improvement in Action

The Importance of Quality Improvement in Early Intervention (01:47)

An Interview with Chris Kometer (text version)

 "Our early interventionist taught us how to read an audiogram, how to care for hearing aids, how to develop her hearing ability, how to find opportunities to learn language in her everyday routine, and how to effectively use English with our daughter. Our Deaf Mentor took away our fear of what our daughter's life might be like, guided us into the Deaf world, helped us understand Deaf culture, taught us to effectively use American Sign Language, and gave us insight into our daughter's life that helped us love appreciate and accept her. We believe that we are now equipped to help our daughter have the best of both the Deaf world and the Hearing world. We would have been cheated if we hadn't had the benefits of both of these wonderful people in our lives."

- Dianne & Ron, Parents of a Daughter with Hearing Loss

Improvement in Action

Enrollment Data in EI Before and After Qualtiy Improvement