Information modified from Ski-Hi Curriculum

Why We do it

"The two most significant predictors of success in children who are deaf or hard of hearing are Age of Identification and Parental Involvement."

(Yoshinaga-Itano, Sedy, Moller)

  • We support families through the first three years of critical language learning and give strategies to maximize the child's listening and learning potential.
  • We help families to make informed choices by providing services tailored to the child's individual language and communication needs.
  • We help families through the process of learning about the child's hearing levels and connect them to other families, and various agencies.

Did you Know...

"Children who are deaf or hard of hearing who enter kindergarten with age appropriate language skills are likely to succeed academically." (Ogden, Moores, Moeller)

  • Services are provided by the Local Education Agency at no cost
  • Babies can qualify for services even if there is not a noticeable language delay-The earlier the better!
  • Babies ages birth to three with mild or unilateral hearing loss (hearing loss in one ear) can qualify for services, as they can be at risk for speech and language delay.

Who We Are

  • Certified Teachers for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing
  • The Local Education Agency (LEA) partnering with Early Childhood Intervention (ECI)

WHat we do

  • Work with children age birth to three with hearing loss
  • Use curriculum specifically designed for babies and toddlers with hearing loss
  • Provide impartial information on communication opportunities
  • Work in partnership with the medical and educational team by attending Audiology appointments and collaborating with other therapists
  • Provide individualized, family-centered services in the child's natural environment
  • Help coordinate the child's transition to preschool when he/she turns three

Brazos River 

Regional day school program for the deaf

Don't wait!

If your child has any degree of hearing loss, call us. We are here to help.

Call Early Childhood Intervention to make a referral at: 817-446-8000

At 18 months, I should be able to:

  • Use 3 or more words
  • Follow simple commands like, "Get the ball."
  • Use sounds and gestures to communicate my wants and needs

At 24 months, I should be able to:

  • Use 20 or more words
  • Begin using two word phrases like "More milk." OR "Mommy play."

At 3 months, I should be able to:

  • Babble and coo when smiled at
  • Laugh
  • Calm to Mother's voice
  • Startle at loud noises

At 6 months, I should be able to:

  • Turn to find the sounds I hear
  • Babble more, start using more consonants like 'd', 'b', and 'm'
  • Imitate vocal inflection

Language and Auditory Developmental Checklist

Parent-Infant Advisor Program

Serving Families of Infants and Toddlers 

Who are Deaf & Hard of Hearing