The Statewide Outreach Center’s (SOC) Birth to 3 Intervention Care Coordination at Texas School for the Deaf is an established point of entry for babies, infants or toddlers who are deaf and hard of hearing into Texas Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (TEHDI). Collaboratively, SOC and TEHDI aim to reduce loss to follow-up and loss to documentation for children who are deaf and hard of hearing.
The SOC Intervention Care Coordination team provides direct referral and intervention services for deaf and hard of hearing infants, from birth to 3 years old. A Care Coordinator, along with the Family Services Project Manager, and Family Support Advocates make up the Intervention Care Coordination Team. The team provides a supportive process for families with newborns, infants and toddlers who are deaf or hard of hearing as they navigate early intervention in the following areas:
- Newborn hearing screening
- Early intervention services
- Educational options
- Available resources and programs
The supportive process begins with reviewing screening results from the Texas Department of State Health Services. The team then conducts outreach calls to families ensuring successful screening and follow-up care connections. Our centralized and coordinated care coordination network of resources and services allows families to choose from a wide array of support and intervention options to best fit their individual needs. Working with statewide Early Childhood Intervention Services, the supportive process continues with follow-up contacts and referrals.
For more information, or to connect a family to us, contact the SOC Intervention Care team at (512) 462-5447 (Voice) or email@example.com.