Links to Communication and Learning: Delivering Family-Centered Early Intervention via Telepractice for Children with Hearing Loss
Today, through universal newborn hearing screening, early diagnosis and fitting of hearing technology, and early intervention, children with hearing loss are achieving speech and language outcomes that rival their hearing peers. However, key elements that support success must be in place for these children, including high family engagement, well-trained professionals, use of hearing technology, and consistent family-centered early intervention services. However, often families don’t have access to these services in their communities, and telepractice has become a way to link families to services that promote communication and learning. This presentation explores models of best practices that underpin successful telepractice service delivery and speech and language outcomes for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers with hearing loss.