This webinar will explain how our state provides a unique process of early intervention for children who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing. The Joint Committee on Infant Hearing has established goals that all infants will have their hearing screened by one month, infants who refer on the screening will have a comprehensive audiological evaluation by three months and infants with a diagnosed hearing loss will receive early intervention services by six months of age. The Maine Educational Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing is using a process to help families understand their child’s hearing levels and the resources needed to reach their language outcomes, regardless of modality.
Corri O’Brion Saunders is a Teacher of the Deaf and Early Childhood Special Educator for Early Childhood and Family Services, at the Maine Educational Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. She works throughout Maine as an outreach specialist for families of children birth to 5 who are Deaf or hard of hearing. Corri runs a parent infant toddler playgroup for families of children who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing. She works closely with the state’s early intervention teams to support children and families.
Register Here! for this FREE webinar open to MaineAEYC members. Participants will receive a certificate of attendance for 1 hour.