Deaf Kids Talk

Our Parent’s Program includes:
  • Parent education classes covering hearing loss, normal development, auditory skills, oral language, speech and cognition
  • A combination of individual parent/infant sessions
  • A monthly support group to focus on the emotional needs of families of deaf children, the educational and social aspects of deafness, current technological advances, IDEA, understanding and assistance with IFSP/IEP process
  • The opportunity to actively participate in their child’s therapy and the playgroup on a regular basis
  • Support during IFSP and IEP process
  • Guidance through the cochlear implant process
  • Access to a library containing sources on parenting, discipline, normal childhood development, language, audiology, sibling issues and play activities


In our Parent Education program, parents understand and learn:

  • Techniques for stimulating auditory, speech, language and cognition using meaningful daily routines and experiences
  • Facilitation of listening, speech and language skills through appropriate expectations
  • The importance of hearing in our cognitive, verbal and social development
  • To become competent observers of their child’s progress
  • To interpret the meaning of child’s early communication
  • Develop confidence in parent-child interactions including appropriate behavioral management techniques
  • Become advocates for their child through making informed educational decisions
  • The impact of a hearing loss on the dynamics of marriage and family



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