|What role does the family play in the LA EHDI process?|
The most important role for the family of an infant who is deaf or hard of hearing is to love, nurture, and communicate with the infant.
Families will gain knowledge, insight, and experience by accessing resources and through participation in scheduled early intervention appointments, including audiological, medical, habilitative, and educational sessions. The family's role should also include:
- informed choices
- ensuring direct access to communication in the home
- daily provision of language-learning opportunities
- modeling of partnerships with professionals
- advocating for their rights in all settings
*Roles developed by JCIH 2007 Position Statement
Screening your baby's hearing is very important, even if there is no family history of hearing loss. Most babies born with hearing loss are born to parents with normal hearing.
These pages were created for parents to learn more about the newborn hearing screening process, follow up diagnostic testing, diagnosis of hearing loss, and the resources available to help your child should a hearing loss be identified.
LA EHDI has the following brochures:
- Can Your Baby Hear - English
- Can Your Baby Hear - Spanish
- Roadmap for Families - English
- Roadmap for Families - Spanish
- CDC: A Parent's Guide to Genetics and Hearing Loss
- Guide By Your Side
- Hands and Voices
Frequently Asked Questions:
- How is the hearing screening performed and what is the testing process?
- What are the risk factors that could cause my baby to have a hearing loss?
- What are the different types of hearing loss?
- What is an audiogram?
- What are hearing developmental milestones I should be aware of?
- Video Resources
- IEP Checklist
- "Just In Time" Hearing-Related Resources for Families, NCHAM - Engllish
- "Just In Time" Hearing -Related Resources for Families, NCHAM - Spanish
- Preschool/Kindergarten Placement Checklist for Children Who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing
- Questions You May Want to Ask Your Child's Early Intervention Team - English
- Questions You May Want to Ask Your Child's Genetics Team - English
- Questions You May Want to Ask Your Child's Medical Professional - English
- Questions You May Want to Ask Your Child's Speech-Language Pathologist - English
- Making A Plan For Your Child: IFSP Considerations
- American Society for Deaf Children
- Beginnings: Guidance For Your Child's Journey
- CDC: Hearing Loss in Children
- Cochlear Implant Education Center
- Communicate With Your Child
- Hear and Now
- Listening and Spoken Language Knowledge Center
- My Baby's Hearing
- National Association of the Deaf
- National Cued Speech Association
- National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders
- Oral Deaf Education
- Louisiana Hands and Voices
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