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A Parent’s Guide to Deaf and Hard of Hearing Early Intervention Recommendations

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“How do we know if our child is receiving the right services?”

Many parents ask this question when they first get the news that their child is deaf or hard of hearing and are setting up needed services for the first time. We know because we, as parents, asked these same questions at the beginning of our own journeys. Caretakers just starting out need so much information. The following guide will help you think about the things your child needs.

This Parent’s Guide was developed so that your young child who is deaf or hard of hearing can reach his or her full potential. Families and professionals must work together quickly to build carefully designed individualized intervention in your home and community to achieve your goals.

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This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number 5UJ1MC30748-07-00 for Family Leadership In Language And Learning for $1,800,00.00 This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.