Early Intervention Program – Start Sooner for Better Outcomes

Early Intervention ProgramFor many families, our Early Intervention Program is the first step in their baby’s journey with hearing loss as they are working to learn to listen and to speak. This Program serves children from just a few weeks old through the age of 3.

Early identification of hearing loss and 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.

Our center-based and home-based therapy services focus on creating a partnership with parents and caregivers.  This helps our babies and toddlers learn to listen and to speak through daily routines, interaction with family and play.

Learning these skills during these critical years will give these children the foundation needed to be successful in school and in life.

Program components:

  • Home-Based therapies including individual speech, language and listening therapies alongside the parent/caregiver and in their home;
  • The Baby Voices Group for babies 4 – 17 months old, offering a group experience for both the children and their parents;
  • Toddler Group Program (18 months – 3 years old) which offers a listening rehabilitation group experience; and
  • Parent/Family Education and Support which is provided in both formal efforts and informal situations in the Group and therapy sessions.

The objectives of the Early Intervention Program are to:

  • Provide a listening and spoken language education to children with hearing loss from birth to age three.
  • Increase parent education around hearing loss, device use (hearing aid/cochlear implant), listening environment and development of listening and spoken language in everyday settings and activities.
  • Increase child’s access to sound through ensured time wearing their device.
  • Improve listening and spoken language skills.
  • Provide interaction with other children to increase and improve social language and interaction skills.

Located at both:

Child’s Voice                      Child’s Voice Chicago
180 Hansen Court            1846 W. Belmont Ave.
Wood Dale, IL 60191       Chicago, IL 60657