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Infant Hearing Program American Sign Language Services

The first few years of a baby’s life are critical for developing language. The Infant Hearing Program (IHP), through the Ministry of Child and Youth Services, provides early language services to support language development in infants and preschool children who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing.

IHP ASL Services is an early American Sign Language (ASL) language and literacy development support provided free of charge for families with Deaf & Hard of Hearing children between the age of 0 to 6 years old who meet IHP referral criteria.

Qualified IHP ASL Consultants work with and support families to provide a language-rich environment for their child to acquire ASL. IHP ASL Consultants monitor the child and family’s language learning progress using standardized outcome based metrics. IHP ASL Consultants provide each family with a unique and individualized learning plan to accommodate their language learning goals and needs. The provision of IHP ASL services is family centered and coordinated with the rest of the IHP team.

For more information about IHP ASL Services, please contact:

Megan Youngs
Director of IHP ASL Services

m.youngs@silentvoice.ca
Tel: (416) 463-1104
Fax: (416) 778-1876