Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program
Who We Serve
The Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program provides care for infants, children and adolescents with known or previously diagnosed hearing loss.
Evaluations may be coordinated with other Children's departments, including Neurology, Ophthalmology, Cardiology, and Developmental Medicine.
Evaluation and Assessment Services
The Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program provides the following services:
- cognitive and psycho-educational assessments
- neuropsychological assessments
- functional communication and interaction assessments
- speech, spoken language and auditory skills assessments
- sign language assessments
- audiological evaluations
- amplification assessments
- psychiatric assessments
- otological examination
The DHHP also:
- serves as a resource center, providing referral for services and/or to agencies and organizations
- disseminates information regarding assistive devices, educational approaches, specialized materials, etc.
- provides short term speech-language therapy, individual counseling and parent guidance
- conducts baseline mental health assessments of deaf or hard of hearing youngsters