St. Joseph Institute for the Deaf partners with the CDHHE to provide birth to three early intervention services through the CDHHE Network, a specialized network that provides First Steps services for children birth to three. Together, we work to ensure that families of children who are deaf or hard of hearing across the state of Indiana have choices in communication and access to well-qualified specialists who enable parents/guardians to develop the best possible communication and language skills in their children.
The CDHHE Network includes a number of professionals who have demonstrated expertise in one or more of the following skill sets with infants and toddlers and/or parents/guardians: Listening and Spoken Language (LSL) development, American Sign Language (ASL) development, a combination of Spoken Language and Sign Language, Parent Advising, and Deaf Mentor services. The CDHHE Network is committed to ensuring that each child’s Individualized Family Service Program (IFSP) is just that; individualized. The goal is to ensure that there is significant flexibility in what and how services are provided.
Through the CDHHE Network, St. Joseph Institute offers Listening and Spoken Language services both face-to-face and through iHear, all available through Indiana First Steps. Click here for more information Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Education.