Early Intervention - PA Early Hearing

Early Intervention

Here is a great video that describes the who, what, where, when, how and why of Early Intervention. If you are not sure what early intervention is and/or why your deaf/hard of hearing child may need early intervention, be sure to watch this video.

This is a great list of resources, brochures and forms as well as a list of things you may want to learn more about from your early intervention service coordinator. 


The Early Intervention Technical Assistance Online Learning Portal has information on Hearing/Deafness for professionals and families of children who are deaf or hard of hearing. Be sure to check out the booklet “Getting Started” for helpful overview information on the impact of hearing loss on babies and their families.

Booklet from the CDC on Early Intervention for parents and families of babies recently diagnosed with a hearing loss

The Early Intervention Technical Assistance Online Learning Portal’s Information and Resources for Families is a great place to start to learn about early intervention and how it can help your child.

Open this website and scroll down the page to the section “Resources for Families”. There are a number of documents you can read to learn more about Early Intervention. A good place to start is reading “A Family’s Introduction to Early Intervention in Pennsylvania” (both English and Spanish  versions available) and “Early Intervention Supports and Services: Facts for Families”.


Helpful list to determine needs and supports for deaf, hard of hearing and deaf-blind students during emergency situations.

This publications describes a variety of assistive equipment and technologies, both instructional and medical, that are currently available to assist individuals who are deaf, hard-of hearing or deaf-blind at home, in school, and in the community.

Brochure on communication options and supports for children who are deaf, hard of hearing or deaf-blind that emphasizes the role of the parent.

This a valuable tool for IFSP/IEP team members to use to ensure that all decisions will be language and communication driven for infants, toddlers and preschool-age children who are deaf or hard of hearing.

PA Dept. of Human Services website for Early Intervention in Pennsylvania or you can call CONNECT Information Service for Early Intervention at 1-800-692-7288.

Early Intervention website from the PA Dept. of Education