Early Intervention / Birth To Three
Check out the article in the Spring 2015 issue of Clarke Speaks, featuring Clarke's Infant-Toddler Program.
NEW! tVISIT: Telepractice Virtual Intervention Services
Telepractice is the application of telecommunications technology to deliver professional services at a distance. Clarke’s new tVISIT program provides telepractice early intervention services (tVISITs) to families of infants and toddlers with hearing loss. tVISITs are administered over the Internet using a personal computer and videoconferencing technology (i.e., Skype). Available at our Boston and Northampton campuses. Learn more about tViSITs.
It’s Never Too Early to Start
Newborn hearing screening and advances in technology (like digital hearing aids and cochlear implants) are helping children with hearing loss learn to listen and talk at earlier ages than ever before. At Clarke, parents receive the tools and support they need to facilitate their baby’s development and make the most of those important years before preschool. Parents are supported in gaining the knowledge and confidence they need to make decisions about educating and nurturing their child.
Providing the Tools Parents Need
At Clarke, parents form partnerships with our experienced staff of early childhood specialists, certified auditory verbal educators, speech/language pathologists, and audiologists to create a supportive team dedicated to the success and development of each child.
Parents discover how to enrich their baby’s life with meaningful sound and language through personalized family sessions, collaborative services, parent groups and home visits. Families learn strategies to support language development through play, speech and listening activities and share experiences and questions with other families in a supportive environment.
Team of Experts
At Clarke, parents form partnerships with our experienced staff of professionals to create a supportive team dedicated to the success and development of each child. The team includes many members who work closely with each other and with the parents:
- Audiologists: test hearing, prescribe hearing aids, tunes and adjusts aids as needed
- Oral Deaf Educators: specially trained to work with children who are deaf and hard of hearing and to teach parents proven techniques for helping the child notice and use language
- Speech/language pathologists: teach children to enunciate correctly and build an understanding of language
- Early Childhood Specialists: experts in the development of young children
We’re here to help you connect with your child and provide the skills you need to help them grow, learn and reach their full potential.