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201 Health - - Hearing And Speech Therapy -

“Chil­dren di­ag­nosed with hear­ing im­pair­ments, birth up to age 3,” Fonarev says, “are en­sured pre­sump­tive el­i­gi­bil­ity into Early In­ter­ven­tion Ser­vices.”

Chil­dren highly sus­pected of hear­ing loss can be as­sessed through the Early In­ter­ven­tion Sys­tem at no cost to the fam­ily. Ex­am­ples of Early In­ter­ven­tion Ser­vices in­clude teach­ing the hear­ing im­paired, a speech ther­a­pist, au­di­ol­ogy, as­sis­tive tech­nol­ogy, fam­ily train­ing and coun­sel­ing. Fam­i­lies can call the toll free num­ber, (888) 653-

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