Early Intervention Network: Supporting Linguistic Competence for Children Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

Factor 2


The evidence supporting Factor 2 centers on: 1) the diverse characteristics and background of each child who is deaf or hard of hearing, and 2) the importance of collaboration between professionals and families in the identification and monitoring of approaches and strategies for each child.

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Recommended Practices

Based on evidence, the recommended practices for Factor 2 are to use a collaborative Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) process to support development of linguistic competence.

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Program Highlight: Maine Educational Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Maine Educational Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing: Early Childhood and Family Services ProgramThe Early Childhood and Family Services (ECFS) program provides services free of charge to families with children, birth through age 5, who are deaf or hard of hearing or suspected to be.

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Program Highlight: Colorado Home Intervention Program (CHIP)

The Colorado Home Intervention Program (CHIP) is a statewide, family-centered, in-home, early intervention program. CHIP serves infants and toddlers who are deaf and hard of hearing, birth to age three, and their families.

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