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Intervention Care

  • 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 resources and referrals for deaf and hard of hearing children, 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 

    SOC resources, combined with state and local resources, allow families to choose from a wide array of support and intervention options to best fit their child’s needs. Working with statewide Early Childhood Intervention Services, the supportive process continues with follow-up contacts and referrals.

Intervention Care Coordination FAQs

  • How did the Statewide Outreach Center at the Texas School for the Deaf become involved in Care Coordination for deaf and hard of hearing infants in Texas?

  • Why are TEHDI and SOC partnering?

  • What does SOC do with a referral?

  • What can professionals do to help a family with a deaf or hard of hearing child?

  • Why is a Family Support Advocate contacting me?

  • What can parents do to help their child after being contacted by a Family Support Advocate?

  • What do I do if my baby missed a hearing screening due to COVID-19?

  • Why would the Intervention Care Coordinator call a family?

  • After learning my child is deaf or hard of hearing, what do I do next as a parent?