Hearing loss in children may occur unnoticed if the family isn’t knowledgeable about hearing loss and the child is not routinely seen for medical exams or by a school or a service provider. The child welfare caseworker may be in a position to spot a potential hearing loss and make an appropriate referral.
This PowerPoint describes:
Indicators of hearing loss when assessing children;
Hearing milestones by age;
The types of hearing loss;
Appropriate referrals if a hearing loss is suspected.
This PowerPoint can be useful not just for the caseworker’s knowledge, but may be useful in helping parents understand why the caseworker is recommending a hearing evaluation.
Arnold, Sally A. Ph.D., "Assessing for and Understanding the Impact of Hearing Loss in Children" (2013). NYS Child Welfare/Child Protective Services Training Institute. 2.