The Parent Infant Program begins with children from infancy to age 3 who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing. Our team consists of a certified Teacher of the Deaf, Speech Therapist and our Educational Audiologist. Parents and/or caregivers are an essential part of our team and participate in each session. Our staff supports the family’s choice of communication modality and listening devices. All of our students receive routine audiological testing on-site to monitor their hearing and technology.
Caregivers learn how to incorporate communication, language and listening into daily routines and experiences at home. The teacher and therapist work together to monitor the child’s development and create goals. Parent training is focused on using strategies to improve listening and communication, getting comfortable with listening devices and understanding hearing loss.