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

Factor 5


The evidence supporting Factor 5 centers on professional insights and experiences addressing the benefits of developing and implementing an assessment-driven, systematic language planning process to guide recommendations for choosing and monitoring strategies and approaches to best facilitate language acquisition and the recommended components of this process.

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Recommended Practices

Based on evidence, the recommended practices for Factor 5 are to develop an individualized language and communication plan.

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Program Highlight: Making a Plan: IFSP Considerations for Children Who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing

This document is designed to guide conversations between parents and their Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) teams as they address the unique language and communication considerations for a child who is deaf or hard of hearing.

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