Early Intervention for D/HH
Encouraging early connection, communication and language development between caregiver and child within the natural environment.
FSDB provides a statewide early intervention program as an outreach initiative for families of children with hearing concerns.
Families are paired with a certified Parent Advisor (PA) who has received specialized training in working with families who have infants and young children who are deaf/hard of hearing. Through regular visits, the PA addresses family concerns and helps to determine goals and priorities.
Together families, caregivers, and PAs share information, discuss ideas and adaptations, and monitor the child’s progress. This program enhances the family’s ability to assist their child in becoming a participating family member and a part of the larger community.
We respect and support any communication methods that work for the child and family.
We focus on language development, communication options, understanding hearing aids/cochlear implants, child development, and transitioning into a school system.
Host Family Forward support group events bi-monthly.
Host Regional events for the entire family such as park days, zoo trips, and Chick-fil-a dates.
Know a family that needs our services? You can submit your referral electronically!