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Preschool & School Age Students and their Teaching Teams

Direct services

hear ME now specially trained speech language pathologists are certified as Listening and Spoken Language Specialists (LSLS). We help children with hearing loss maximize the benefit they receive from their hearing aids or cochlear implants. 

Consultation to school based teams

Often, public and private schools have had little direct experience with students who are deaf or hard of hearing. When a school is unfamiliar with hearing loss, hearing aids, cochlear implants and other assistive devices commonly used by these students, it can be difficult to anticipate the students’ unique needs and provide appropriate speech services to maximize their learning opportunities through listening. 

With the goal of increasing the capacity of each school district to meet the needs of its own students, our LSLS can provide consultation to speech therapists that includes resources, strategies and assessments.

A word about Preschoolers

The transition between early intervention and preschool is emotional for all parents as they watch their little ones grow. This can be especially true for parents of young children with hearing loss whose language skills are not fully developed. When transitioning from early intervention programs that are family focused to preschool settings that are child focused, targeted and purposeful intervention is required to provide experiences that build language and a knowledge foundation. hear ME now can help.

Learn more about preparing for preschool transition here: