National Organization Resources: Early Intervention

This Info to Go-compiled list links to resources specific to early intervention topics developed by national organizations.

Information and resources are listed in alphabetical order

American Society for Deaf Children (ASDC) 

The ASDC is an organization committed to empowering diverse families with deaf children and youth by embracing full access to language-rich environments through mentoring, advocacy, resources, and collaborative networks. Links to numerous resources related to early language and development are provided, including links to Endeavor magazine, the ASDC publication for families.

Guidelines for Audiologists Providing Informational and Adjustment Counseling to Families of Infants and Young Children With Hearing Loss Birth to 5 Years of Age (ASHA)

This American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) document shares practical strategies and considerations for audiologists when counseling families of children who are newly identified deaf or hard of hearing.

Hearing Loss in Children (CDC)

This comprehensive website, developed through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), covers a variety of topics for both professionals and families related to screening and intervention, including research and family stories. Video clips are included in the section on "learning language."

Hands & Voices 

This is the website of a parent-driven, non-profit organization dedicated to providing unbiased support to families with children who are deaf or hard of hearing. Links are provided to articles on early interventionSpanish resources, and their Guide By Your Side (GBYS), a program designed to provide emotional support and specialized knowledge from trained parents of children who are deaf or hard of hearing. 

National Center on Hearing Assessment and Management (NCHAM) 

The website of NCHAM serves as the national resource center for the implementation and improvement of comprehensive and effective Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) systems in the United States.

Newborn Infant Hearing Screening (ASHA)

This American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) website is a portal to information about hearing screening for children 0-6 months of age as one part of a comprehensive Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) programs and services. The goal of ASHA portals are to help users find the best available evidence and expert opinion in client and patient care; identify resources that have been vetted for relevance and credibility; and provide links to community forums, technical assistance, and educational opportunities related to select clinical and professional topics.

Opening Doors: Technology and Communication Options for Children with Hearing Loss (OSERS)

This publication, produced for the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) by the Academy for Educational Development (AED), provides background on early intervention, the use of technology, and other supports available to children and their families. It is available in English and Spanish.

 

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