The Pennsylvania Low Incidence Institute 2014 on August 4-7 in Hershey will include a pre-conference on Sunday, August 3 from 4 to 7pm that is just for families of children (birth to early intervention) who are deaf or hard of hearing. Learn more about state and federal laws, as well as key strategies for transitioning your child from early intervention to preschool and school age IEPs. For more information and to register by July 25, open the link: Registration & Information for Pennsylvania Low Incidence Institute 2014
Early intervention by 6 months of age makes a difference in language acquisition of young deaf children. This article describes what we know and don't know about the impact of early intervention and the implications for policy and practice.
Hearing screening test for all
babies no later than 1 month of age
Diagnostic evaluation by an audiologist no later than 3 months of age if baby did not pass hearing screening test
Early intervention no later than 6 months of age if baby is diagnosed with a hearing loss