Maximizing Brain Power During Critical Early Years

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Take the first step

Early access to sound through a hearing device (like a hearing aid, cochlear implant, or combination of these) gives a baby’s brain the opportunity to hear sounds and language.

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Focused On Babies And Toddlers

Our Early Intervention program serves children from just a few weeks old through the age of 3.

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Parents As Partners

Our staff works side-by-side with parents and caregivers to educate about hearing loss, hearing-device use, creating a good listening environment, and the development of listening and spoken language in everyday settings and activities.

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Keep Talking…Kids Are Listening!

Constant exposure to language is the key to children with hearing loss learning to speak – and make up for the time that they were not able to hear.

Many Ages, Many Programs

Our center-based and home-based therapy services focus on helping babies and toddlers learn to listen and to speak through daily routines, interaction with family, and play. Home-based therapies include speech and aural rehabilitation/hearing developmental therapies. The Baby Voices Group (4-17 months) offers a group experience for both children and parents. Our Toddler Group Program (18 months-3 years) focuses on a listening rehabilitation group experience. Parent/Family education and support includes both scheduled meetings and seminars and informal situations in the group and therapy sessions.

Exploring Worlds

From reading a book about summer to digging in sand in the sensory table to pretending to work in an ice cream parlor, all activities are fun for kids but are also building vocabulary as they play. Watch a musical storytime with the Merit School of Music.