DePaul provides free home-based services for families who qualify for early intervention services in the following counties: Allegheny, Beaver, Butler, Lawrence, Washington, and Westmoreland.
Our certified Teachers of the Deaf have experience and specialized training in cochlear implant use and habilitation, hearing aid use, development of auditory skills, and development of spoken language. In addition, the home-based teachers are able to provide instruction in any communication modality preferred by the family including sign language.
DePaul Teachers of the Deaf have a tremendous wealth of resources to share with families including: information about cochlear implants, troubleshooting cochlear implants and hearing aids, use of assistive technology such as FM systems, speech/language development, auditory development, literacy, physical and cognitive development, social communication skills, publications and websites related to hearing loss, and community resources.
The Baby & Parent Group is provided free of charge by DePaul for all parents of babies with hearing loss. Bring your baby to our workshops and learn strategies to promote your baby's listening and spoken language skills. Come to DePaul to connect with professionals with expertise working with babies with hearing loss. Newcomers are welcome to attend and child care is available for siblings.
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