According to data from the American Academy of Pediatrics, 33 infants are born with some degree of hearing loss each day in the United States, and most are born to hearing parents who are unfamiliar with the challenges hearing loss presents. Early intervention is essential for children with hearing loss to prevent later issues such as language delays, poor literacy and academic performance, and delayed social development. With an approach that emphasizes family interaction and support, the Center for Communication, Hearing & Deafness (CCHD) hosts preliteracy and language programs for children with hearing loss to build important communication and social skills best developed at an early age.
As part of its FamilyLink program, CCHD organizes community outings to help parents build strong support systems and children with hearing loss interact with peers who face similar challenges. The field trips also foster spontaneous language development for children, and their parents get opportunities to meet others who have had similar experiences, helping to form a larger network of support.
Join G-Team and donate $10 to help fund field trips for children with hearing loss. If G-Team members raise $500, then CCHD can host two outings for young children with hearing loss and their parents. Each additional $10 donation will go toward another field trip.
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