Welcome to the Heuser Early Intervention Program!
Heuser’s Early Intervention Program is one of three programs housed on the campus of HHI. This program provides home-based services for the families of infants and toddlers (up to three years of age) with hearing loss, communication and other developmental delays through the Kentucky and Indiana First Steps programs.
Early intervention is vital for babies and young children who are deaf or hard of hearing. Research shows that the communication skills of children who receive an early diagnosis of hearing loss, early amplification via appropriately fit devices and early intervention services by six months of age are commensurate with that of their peers at twelve months of age.
Our services are designed to educate, coach and empower parents and caregivers to enhance the development of children by incorporating appropriate strategies for developing listening and language skills into the child’s daily experiences and routines. Our therapists address many issues that arise, including the importance of wearing hearing aids all waking hours, ideas for keeping the child’s hearing aids on, developing a “listening attitude” and promoting the development of vocabulary and spoken words.
Early intervention programs have been established to meet the specific developmental needs of infants and toddlers age birth to three years who have medical conditions or other factors that result in delays in development. These services have been proven to have a significant impact on the child’s ability to overcome challenges, learn new skills and…Read More
Play Group As children approach their second birthday, their family may be interested in pursuing group services that would further address their child's development of listening, communication and social skills. Heuser's play group program provides opportunities for children to learn to listen in a different environment, learn to follow group instructions and participate in interactions…Read More
The Heuser Hearing & Language Academy is a specialized preschool and kindergarten program designed around the needs of students with speech, language and processing disorders and delays. The academy meets the needs of these children with an educational setting that follows state-mandated curriculum guidelines, an outstanding Arts Program, low student-teacher ratios, the latest learning and listening technologies,…Read More
The Heuser Early Intervention Program offers a range of services to ensure the individual needs of the child and the family are met. Services are provided in the family’s home, the child care provider’s home or the child’s daycare. We serve children in Kentucky in the counties surrounding Louisville (Jefferson, Oldham, Shelby, Spencer, Bullitt, Henry…Read More
Our Early Intervention Program is an in-home service available to qualifying families throughout the regions we serve. We offer services to families in all Kentucky counties as well as several communities in Southern Indiana. Please feel free to contact us if you have questions about the areas we serve. Our Early Intervention Program is available…Read More
If you have a child birth to three years of age who is affected by a medical condition or developmental delay, we encourage you to utilize the Kentucky or Indiana First Steps program along with Heuser Hearing Institute’s network of experts, tools and resources. Equipping yourself with the knowledge you need to support your child…Read More