CID Early Listening at Home (ELH) is a curriculum for early intervention (EI) providers working with parents of children from birth to age 3 who are deaf and hard of hearing and beginning to learn listening and spoken language.
- outlines skills and strategies to support parents and caregivers, including techniques for effective coaching, planning and reflecting
- provides 47 one-page activities for families to practice early listening skills (Detection, Identification and Comprehension)
- includes a simple form to track and follow up on progress
- suggests conversations about each skill you can tailor to each individual family
- offers practical, shareable resources in English and Spanish (ex: The Ear, Familiar Sounds Audiogram, Six Ling Sounds, Audiogram Basics, plus newly developed resources to promote early and consistent access to spoken language)
- features Sweet Success! Using Daily Routines to Support Listening and Talking — a new tool for EI providers to help parents help their child become comfortable with hearing device use during all waking hours
- includes a reusable dry-erase resource ring offering handy access to essential tools
Full digital access to the entire manual is included with the ELH purchase. A one-time use download code is provided with each copy, providing easy access to the downloadable activities and handouts to use with families.
ELH’s authors are experienced teachers and parent educators who worked with a multidisciplinary team of CID EI specialists, speech-language pathologists, pediatric audiologists, educators of the deaf and parents to create something entirely new — a simple, targeted tool for EI providers to use while visiting families in their homes and during tele-intervention sessions. Experienced parent educators from the the CID Joanne Parrish Knight Family Center used ELH activities and handouts during visits with families in Missouri and southern Illinois.
The CID Early Listening at Home curriculum focuses on fostering listening skills at the same time language is being developed and practiced. It uses the coaching model, which differs significantly from direct instruction. It’s designed specifically to help EI providers empower parents to become competent and confident in their ability to facilitate positive outcomes for their child with hearing loss.