Early Intervention

Early Intervention

Early Intervention Specialists provide support and assistance to parents and young children from 0-3 years old. After a child is diagnosed with hearing loss, parents are referred for a language development assessment and preparation of an Individualized Family Service Plan. Family training, counseling and home visits address a wide variety of topics relevant to acceptance of the child’s hearing loss and appropriate early childhood development. We serve families in Central Ohio: Delaware, Fairfield, Franklin, Licking, and Union counties.

Overview of services


  • Intervention visits:
    • Takes place in the child’s natural environments (home, childcare location, etc.)
    • Tailored to the unique needs of children who are deaf or hard of hearing
    • Provides training and counseling to the families to offer tools for success
  • Evaluations/Assessments
    • Participates in child and family assessments
    • Administers appropriate assessment tools to determine areas of need
    • Provides informed clinical opinion
  • IFSP development/support
    • Attends all IFSP meetings as a core early intervention team member
    • Offers suggestions and insights for establishing outcomes
    • Adapts intervention visit to support IFSP outcomes
  • Team Meetings
    • Provides expertise and consultation to core early intervention team
    • Acts as primary service provider or secondary service provider
    • Develops transition reports and other documents for team as needed

To refer a child or for more information contact:
Vickie Walker, Early Intervention Director at vickiew@dsc.org or call 614-841-1991.

Contact Us

DSC
5830 N High St.
Worthington, OH 43085
614-841-1991 614-515-6065 VP ASL Interpreting Requests: interpreting@dsc.org Spoken Language Requests: spokenlanguages@dsc.org