16th ANNUAL EARLY HEARING DETECTION & INTERVENTION MEETING
February 26-28, 2017 • Atlanta, GA

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2/28/2017  |   3:00 PM - 3:30 PM   |  EHDI and Part C Early Intervention: Lessons Learned About Collaboration and Early Intervention Processes Across the United States   |  Hanover F

EHDI and Part C Early Intervention: Lessons Learned About Collaboration and Early Intervention Processes Across the United States

An important mission of each state’s EHDI program is to ensure that families of newly-identified infants who are deaf or hard of hearing (D/HH) are connected to Part C early intervention (EI) and receive services in a timely manner, when eligible. However, very few data are available to inform us about the nature of the processes that lead from newborn hearing screening to early intervention services and the state-level collaboration between EHDI and Part C EI programs that facilitates those processes. A recent NCHAM study – Early Intervention Systematic Nationwide Analysis of Programs’ Strengths, Hurdles, Opportunities, and Trends (SNAPSHOT) funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau examined the variation in those processes and collaboration across states. Study staff interviewed State EHDI and Part C coordinators to understand the systems for eligibility, referral, and early intervention. Each interviewee was asked to describe these processes and to answer questions about collaboration between agencies and partners. Presenters will share quantitative and qualitative findings from the study and detailed examples of state processes and collaboration. Presenters will facilitate a conversation about the reported strengths and weaknesses of state systems, as well as barriers that prevent services from being delivered effectively and potential solutions to assist EHDI and Part C coordinators to overcome those barriers.

  • Describe the necessity of effective collaboration between EHDI and Part C programs.
  • Conceptualize multiple examples of effective collaboration.
  • Learn about the reported barriers to effective collaboration.

Presentation:
15804_5806SaraDoutre.pdf

Handouts:
Handout is not Available

Transcripts:
5806 (2).docx
5806.docx


Presenters/Authors

Diane Behl (), NCHAM, diane.behl@usu.edu;
Diane Behl is a Senior Faculty member at the National Center for Hearing Assessment and Management. She facilitates telehealth learning communities and is a co-investigator for cost-effectiveness studies. She has expertise in evaluating the effectiveness of service coordination provided via Part C Early Intervention and Maternal and Child Health programs. Diane was a primary researcher on the EI SNAPSHOT study.

ASHA DISCLOSURE:

Financial - No relevant financial relationship exist.

Nonfinancial - No relevant nonfinancial relationship exist.


Sara Doutre (), NCHAM, saradoutre@gmail.com;
Sara Doutre is a PHD student studying sociobehavioral epidemiology at Utah State University. She has an MA in education policy studies and a BS in elementary and special education. A former special education teacher, she currently consults with state departments of education and health on special education policy. Her six-year-old daughter is deaf due to congenital cytomegalovirus.

ASHA DISCLOSURE:

Financial - No relevant financial relationship exist.

Nonfinancial - No relevant nonfinancial relationship exist.