Serving Children with Special Needs at School
Schools in the United States offer programs and services for children with special needs. While these programs can and do provide a great service to families, not all schools have staff trained in teaching children who are deaf or hard of hearing to learn to listen and speak – without using sign language. That’s why many schools have chosen to partner with iHear to provide ongoing, individualized listening and spoken language therapy to students who have hearing loss. Through regular, online sessions with iHear, students can access therapists from home or school at a time that is convenient for his or her school or family schedule. Your child’s iHear therapist will work closely with your child’s school to help meet IEP (individualized education plan) goals.
Help Your Child Get The Most From Their Education
All parents strive to ensure their child is learning and advancing in their educational setting regardless of the child’s abilities or hearing capabilities. iHear helps parents access professionals trained in helping children in the classroom.
There are some warning signs to look for which may point to challenges your child is having with communication in school – indicators that may mean your child needs more help:
- Sudden withdrawal from friends and activities
- Drop in grades
- Depression or mood swings
- Lack of interest
- Behavioral problems
If you notice these signs in you child, talk with your school and contact us. We can work with your school to help develop a plan to address your child’s needs and get them back on the path to learning.
Incorporating iHear Into Your Child’s School
If your school currently does not offer special services for children who are deaf or have hearing loss, or if you see that your child needs additional support, please ask about getting enrolled in iHear. If you think your school would be interested in iHear, please contact us. If you are unsure or need assistance, an iHear therapist can help with the process information to you and your school.