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EHDI: Early Hearing Detection & Intervention

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Last Modified: 09/21/2023

Welcome to the TI 101 Learning Courses!

What is Tele-intervention?

Tele-Intervention (TI) - the provision of early intervention services via teleconferencing technology - has become increasingly popular as a method to increase access to services for families of children with special needs, especially families of children who are deaf or hard of hearing In fact, Research has shown that children who receive services via tele-intervention (or TI) make as much or more progress than children who receive services through traditional in-person visits (Blaiser, Behl, Callow-Heusser, & White, 2013; Behl, et al 2015).

Introducing TI 101 online Training

To support early intervention programs that are interested in implementing TI, three online introductory level courses are available. To start a course, click on the icons below:

Tele-Intervention 101: Families Tele-Intervention 101: Providers Tele-Intervention 101: Administrators

Overview of TI 101 Courses

TI 101 Administrators
(Approximately 30 min.)
TI 101 for Providers
(Approximately 1 – 1.5 hours)
TI 101 for Families
(Approximately 1 – 1.5 hours)

Focus: How do I create a TI component for EI services?


  • Budgeting for TI
  • HIPAA, FERPA considerations
  • Technology requirements
  • Use of recordings
  • Reimbursement
  • Licensure
  • Supporting and Monitoring TI staff
  • Evaluating TI

Focus: How do I implement TI and engage families?


  • Value of TI
  • Setting up a TI session
  • Communicating with families
  • TI connectivity trouble shooting
  • Preparing materials
  • Coaching strategies
  • Using TI for teaming, interpreter involvement
  • Using recordings to guide intervention

Focus: How can I be successful in using TI with my child?


  • Value of TI
  • Family role as primary intervenor
  • Partnering with providers
  • Tips for a successful TI session
  • Making TI fit in your daily routines
  • Informed consent & rights
  • Getting feedback
  • Engaging family members

We encourage you to watch all three courses, paying particular attention to the documents and links to other web-based documents. When you've completed a course, please fill out this brief, two-question survey to let us know how you rate it. We appreciate your feedback!

Thanks to support from the Daniels Fund, these courses are free of charge.

For more information about TI, please see the NCHAM TI Resource Guide or contact Diane Behl or Kristina Blaiser.

To reference material used in these online courses, please use the following citations:

  • Blaiser, K. Behl, D., Edwards, M. Olsen, S. and Cook, G. (2015). Tele-Intervention 101: Administrators, Families, Providers. In Tele-Intervention 101[Online training course]. Retrieved from