Early Intervention Program – Start Sooner for Better Outcomes
The Early Intervention Program builds a critical foundation of listening and spoken language skills for children with hearing loss. Children from just a few weeks old through the age of 3 participate in the Early Intervention Program at both the Wood Dale and Chicago locations.
As soon as a child receives diagnosis, they can join the Program. The first three years of life are when a child’s brain is most rapidly forming. Through early development of speech and language, a child is given the best opportunity to develop the skills needed.
- Home-Based therapies including individual speech, language and listening therapies alongside the parent/caregiver and in their home;
- The Toddler Group Program 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), acoustics and incorporation of listening and spoken language in everyday settings.
- 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