APPROACH AND METHODS
Since its founding in 1914, CID has demonstrated that, regardless of how severe their hearing impairment, children can learn to speak and understand the speech of others with the help of a high quality education. Today, early intervention, cochlear implants and digital hearing aids, combined with targeted listening and spoken language educational techniques, are enabling many more children to succeed.
Starting as early as possible, and if possible at birth, CID begins to prepare children to attend their own local kindergartens and elementary schools. CID parent educators, teachers and audiologists help them gain the best possible benefit from today’s rapidly changing technologies. Through regular visits and teleintervention sessions, we help families bring listening and spoken language to their babies and toddlers at home. And we offer a language-rich, assessment-based educational program individualized to help every child achieve success.