The April Edition of Probes and Tips is Now Available: New Fact Sheets to Share with Parents and Programs

New Fact Sheets to Share with Parents  and Programs     
Hearing screening provides a great opportunity to talk with parents about a child’s language development and learning. The ECHO Initiative has developed new fact sheets to encourage these conversations with parents, and to help you share what you know about hearing screening with other professionals serving young children and their families.


Tele-intervention for Families of Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities

Read about the latest research about tele-intervention for families of infants and toddlers with disabilities:

Behl, D.D., Blaiser, K., Cook, G., Barrett, T., Callow-Heusser, C.,  Brooks, B.M.,  Dawson, P., Quigley, S., & White, K. (2017) A Multisite Study Evaluating the Benefits of Early Intervention via Telepractice

Infants & Young Children, 30 (2), 147-161.


Early Hearing Loss Detection: Protocols for Diagnostic Audiological Assessment Follow-up to Newborn Hearing Screening

Hearing Screening Associates (HSA), Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, the Ohio Department of Health program and the National Center for Hearing Assessment and Management (NCHAM) are partnering to offer a new training opportunity for audiologists. This instruction will be an intermediate level workshop on protocols for diagnostic audiological assessment and follow-up to Newborn Hearing.Four weeks of online preparation readings and weekly chats will prepare the student for this three-day onsite workshop at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.


The dates of the onsite workshop are:
June 1,2 & 3, 2017
Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Cincinnati, Ohio

Online Instruction is required before attending On-site training


“Hear to Learn” Tip

THINK ABOUT . . . Your child is learning to listen to new sounds and needs plenty of time to think about the information he or she is hearing. This extra time can often be mistaken for a child not paying attention or misunderstanding. When parents remember to use the strategy of “wait time”, it gives your child time to listen to and think about what you are saying before having to respond. Remind other members of the family to do the same!