Early Identification & Referral

To increase the number of children who are deaf- blind, between the ages of 0-3 and improve developmental and functional outcomes for children who are deaf-blind.

Early literacy experience for an infant with CHARGE Syndrome.

Early literacy experience for an infant with CHARGE Syndrome.

Evidence-Based Practices

  • Identification of hearing and vision loss
  • Developmental implications of dual sensory loss
  • Impact on educational programming
  • Identifying needs for intervention
  • Connecting families with appropriate resources
  • Referral to appropriate intervention

Activities

  • Provide awareness training on the impacts of hearing and vision loss
  • Outreach to medical community and related providers
  • Coach families and professionals to assess needs & implement strategies
  • Distribute of informational brochures and tools
  • Maintain online e-newsletter communication

Community of Practice
National Center on Deaf-Blindness – Early Identification & Referral Initiative

 

For further information or inquiries, please contact Suzanne Chen.

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