Canadian Journal of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology

The Role of the Audiologist and Family Support Worker in the Ontario Infant Hearing Program: A Team Approach

Author(s) Christine L. Brown
Sandra Mackenzie
Volume 29
Number 3
Year 2005
Page(s) 106-111
Language English
Keywords universal
Abstract The Infant Hearing Program is an Ontario provincial initiative funded by the Ministry of Children and Youth Services. The program’s aim is to identify children born deaf or hard-of-hearing and facilitate early access to habilitation services by six months of age to support age-appropriate communication development. This article outlines the value of coordinating the roles of service providers across the habilitation continuum. The importance of following the child and family through the process of screening, identification and habilitation are outlined from one regional program’s experience.

Le Programme de dépistage néonatal des troubles auditifs et d’intervention précoce est une initiative du gouvernement ontarien financé par le ministère des Services à l’enfance et à la jeunesse. Ce programme vise à identifier les bébés qui naissent sourds ou malentendants et à leur fournir l’aide dont ils ont besoin avant l’âge de six mois pour faciliter l’acquisition du langage. Le présent article met en lumière l’importance de la coordination du rôle de tous les fournisseurs de services. Il se sert d’un programme régional pour faire valoir l’importance de suivre l’enfant et sa famille lors du dépistage, du diagnostic et de la réadaptation.
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