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Innovative Efforts Boost Child Find in States through Working with EHDI

Early Identification and Referral

On February 24th, Katie Humes (WA State) & Joanne Whitson (WY) graciously shared their experiences working with EHDI to increase early identification and referral for children who experience combined vision and hearing loss. In case you did not have a chance to join, the webinar recording can be found here:

If you are working with EHDI in your state, here are some resources located in the EI/R Tool Kit that you may find helpful for under-identification:

Primary Etiologies of Deaf-Blindness--Frequency
This links you to a listing of the primary etiologies of deaf-blindness based on the 2014 child count.

Risk Factors for Combined Vision and Hearing Loss
This is a one-page list of etiologies of deaf-blindness from NCDB intended to increase awareness of the common risk factors for hearing loss and combined hearing and vision loss.

And here are some resources for under-referral:

A Rising Tide Lifts All Ships: How Children with Deaf-Blindness Benefit from Collaborative Efforts between State Projects and EHDI Programs
This is a power point presentation created by Karl R. White about the importance of collaborative efforts between state projects and EHDI programs.

Deaf-Blindness Identification and Referral Information PowerPoint
This is a template for each project to populate and tailor to their needs to talk about what is deaf-blindness and the importance of early identification.

A listing of all of the other webinar recordings from the Early Identification & Referral series can be found here:

Please plan to join us on Wednesday, March 9th at 10 PT/ 11 MT/ 12 CT/ 1 ET to learn about partnerships Maurice Belote (CA) has forged with Community Programs to boost his child find efforts. Log-in information can be found here:

Megan Cote

Posted Mar 4, 2016 by Megan Cote

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