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getting started: what is early intervention?
building our support team
building conversations
building concepts
positive parenting
learning from my family
learning through play
read with me
getting ready for school

language and learning


girl outsideProfessionals in education, other parents and adults who are deaf or hard of hearing all have strong feelings about the best way for your baby to learn and communicate. As parents, however, you have the right and responsibility to make decisions. In this section, you will learn about the decisions that you will find yourself making. You will also find out how to get the information you need to make decisions that seem most appropriate for your baby.

Early Decisions
Amplification Options
Communication Options
Levels of Family Involvement
Information Gathering
Decision Making
Decision Modifications