“Children should get two things from their parents – roots and wings.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Your hearing-impaired child will be able to participate in life in society with early audiological education support and interdisciplinary cooperation. The aim of early hearing support is to promote the skills of affected children and their parents. If a child cannot communicate with the parents, grandparents or brothers and sisters, he or she will feel alienated within his or her own family. Improvement of communication skills, integration of hearing and a consistent developmental education support are the main aims in early support.
Involving the family is an essential part of this; you as parents are the most important partner in the common work with the child. The early hearing support staff usually visit families in their home environment, and advise and support them in the choice of nursery and go along to specific appointments with them.
Regular meetings at which parents can exchange experiences are also offered in many places and the children have an opportunity here to play with other hearing-impaired children.
The educators also work closely with the specialists in the fields of medicine and therapy; common targets are set, adherence to which serves the quality assurance of the early intervention and ultimately success in the development of your child.
Here you can find institutions in your state that offer early hearing support!