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Helping Families Obtain Full Access to Information for Their Deaf Child’s Language Acquisition

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1.  What are EHDI 1-3-6 Goals?
  1. Screening all babies by 1 month of age, provide intervention Services to Families by the time the baby is 3 months, and connect the family with a Deaf Coach by 6 months of age
  2. Audiological diagnosis of all infants before 1 months of age, enroll family for early intervention services by the time the baby is 3 months of age, and connect the family with a Parent Mentor by the time the baby is 6 months of age
  3. Hearing Screenings of all infants born in your state by 1 month of age, Audiological diagnosis by 3 months of age of infants referred for further testing after initial screening, and Enrollment in Early Intervention Services by the time the baby is 6 months of age
  4. Hearing screenings of infants who were born high risk by 1 month, by 3 months clinical assessment of the child’s brain, and by 6 months inform the family of all results
2.  What is one of the current trends for EHDI to expand beyond the 1-3-6 goals?
  1. Understanding the delays in the development of language for deaf children
  2. Expanding hearing screening through age 3 and Tracking the deaf baby’s language developmental milestones
  3. Using apps to teach sign language or spoken language to deaf children
  4. None of the above
3.  Select common statements that are made about new families with deaf babies:
  1. Parents often struggle with finding the right support, tools, and techniques to help their deaf child learn language
  2. Most parents quickly adapt to help their child not only to exist but also thrive in a “hearing” world
  3. Families worry about their deaf children’s future and are concerned on how to raise and communicate with their deaf children
  4. Finding help outside the home feels impossible for some families and Information from doctors, audiologists and early intervention providers can be overwhelming for a new family with a deaf baby
  5. All of the above
4.  What is an example of a strategy that will help families feel empowered?
  1. Give the family a list of local resources where they can learn sign language in person or online
  2. Give the family a list of local resources where they can learn more about strategies for teaching spoken language
  3. Invest in special toys for Deaf children
  4. Recommend to the family that they ask their early intervention provider for a Deaf adult role model/coach to assist with language learning
  5. All of the above
5.  What is an example of building partnerships with your state’s EHDI program?
  1. Meet with your state’s EHDI coordinator(s) to explore ways to assist in each other’s efforts
  2. Attend your state EHDI events for families with Deaf children
  3. Participate on your state’s EHDI advisory committee
  4. All of the above

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