Special Instruction/Hearing services are provided by a Teacher of the Deaf and Hearing Impaired. Our provider holds a Master’s Degree, has an active license in the state of Pennsylvania, and receives at least twenty-four hours of continuing education on a yearly basis. She has over twenty-five years of experience working with hearing impaired children aged birth to three years.
The Hearing Specialist provides information, instruction and support for families who have a child with a diagnosed permanent hearing loss. This includes assisting the family in understanding their child’s hearing loss and its possible impact on development. If hearing aids are prescribed, support is given in establishing full-time use, care and maintenance of the devices. Information on hearing tests and interpretation of their results will also be shared. Support and assistance is given for families pursuing cochlear implants for their child via a close working relationship with local implant centers. Information and activities are shared regarding speech, language and listening skill development for families interested in an auditory/oral approach for their child. Sign language instruction is provided if needed. Connections are provided to local playgroups and support groups for children with hearing loss.