Services begin when our intake coordinator contacts a family to help them navigate the process of enrolling in the early intervention program. One of the first steps is partnering parents with audiologists to ensure the child has optimal access to sound. Experienced CID parent educators provide caregiver coaching sessions in the home and other community settings and through remote coaching, or teleintervention, sessions.
Among other resources, CID parent educators use the CID Early Listening at Home curriculum to guide families on their child’s journey in developing their auditory system. We also use various assessment and intervention tools, including LENA technology, to help families understand their child’s present hearing levels and employ strategies to promote listening and spoken language skills.
We have a toddler class for group instruction and individual therapy. Upon request, we provide onsite support at CID for families living outside of our parent educators’ travel area when they visit CID for audiology appointments.