Eliana has moderate to severe hearing loss and uses hearing aids. Eliana participated in Clarke’s tVisit® Teleservices Program for early intervention from six months of age through three years of age. Eliana receives continued teleservices through Clarke’s Auditory Oral Grant which is a Florida DOE BEESS Discretionary Project. Through early intervention services, Eliana stayed on track with her peers who have typical hearing.
She is currently enrolled and thriving in her public-school district’s Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program. Brooke, Eliana’s mom stated that, “Early intervention has played a large part in helping Eliana learn listening and spoken language. Her speech, language and social skills are on par with typical hearing peers allowing her to participate in activities she enjoys, such as hockey, ice skating and gymnastics.”