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What is Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI)

Meaningful and Active Family Engagement: IEP, Transition and Technology Integration in Special Education
A national program in which each state is responsible for implementation of newborn hearing screenings, timely audiological evaluations, and referrals to early intervention services and for children with all levels of hearing loss. Information, family support and professional training can be found though The National Center for Hearing Assessment and Management (NCHAM)
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Improving Listening and Spoken Language Through Family Coaching and Distance Intervention/Telepractice
K. Todd Houston (The University of Akron, USA) and Christina Barris Perigoe (The University of Southern Mississippi, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/979-8-3693-1384-8.ch014
This chapter will introduce the listening and spoken language approach (LSL). Originally developed for children who are deaf/hard of hearing (D/HH), LSL is an evidence-based, family-centered approach that focuses on coaching parents/caregivers to provide the environment and input necessary for children to optimize language learning through listening. The role of the interventionist/educator is to guide, coach, and support caregivers. The therapist/educator models specific evidence-based strategies for the caregiver to use in natural environments, such as the home. LSL is well-suited to distance intervention or telepractice/teleintervention—the delivery of services via videoconferencing technology. LSL has been used successfully with children who are D/HH, including those with multiple special needs. Primarily used in early intervention, it has also been used with school-aged children and adults. LSL can be adapted to children with a variety of learning needs who need to strengthen auditory attention, listening skills, and overall spoken language.
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Working With Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Children From Linguistically Diverse Backgrounds
Practice of screening every newborn for hearing loss prior to hospital discharge, diagnosing hearing loss before three months old, and initiating early intervention by six months old.
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