Boys Town National Research Hospital’s educational programs have provided state-of-the-art learning experiences for families and their children for nearly three decades. The primary goal of the Hospital’s educational programs is to promote optimal development of every child who is deaf or hard of hearing. This goal is achieved through the following guiding principles:
Early Intervention Services are provided in the home or daycare center for children with hearing loss ages birth to 3 years. These visits are provided through contractual agreements with the child’s school district and range in frequency depending on the child’s need and the Individual Family Service Plan (IFSP). Boys Town National Research Hospital’s Home-Based Early Interventionists partner with families to provide services promoting each child’s optimal development. Interventionists are knowledgeable about the variety of ways children with hearing loss learn to communicate. Families are provided with opportunities to explore auditory-oral and sign-based communication options for their child.