Early Years Support for Hearing Impaired (HI) children
Integrated Specialist Support Service - ISSS
The aim of the Early Years Team is to
initiate a structured programme of support & habilitation for
the hearing impaired child with their family at the centre. The
parents and family are the key workers in the child’s overall
The Service strongly advocates a policy of
Inclusion for the HI child throughout their education.
The aim of the support is to review the
child’s and the family’s needs, to monitor progress and to set
attainable targets using the Early Support Programme (External
- Recent advances in early diagnosis of hearing loss and hearing
aid technology including cochlear implants, now give deaf children
much better opportunities to develop good listening and spoken
- We believe that an integrated approach to communication, that
has a strong emphasis on oral/auditory skills combined with
lip-reading and signed support, will give the child the best
opportunity to develop good language skills.
© Worcestershire County
Council and Worcestershire PCT 2011.
Within the SLCN Pathway :
- The use of child/children
refers to children and young people
- The use of setting includes
childminders, children's centres, nurseries, pre-schools,
- The use of parents refers to
parents and carers.
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This page was last reviewed 23 April 2013 at 14:20.
The page is next due for review 20 October 2014.