This series of toolkits offers tips and tools that families and providers could use to support quality improvement within systems of care for children and youth with special health care needs.
The following toolkits are available:
- Toolkits for providers:
- Providers serving children with epilepsy
- Providers serving children with hearing loss
- Toolkits for families:
- General tools and tips for families of children and youth with...
This online guide for consumers presents general information on hearing aids and types of hearing loss, as well as how to get a hearing evaluation, how to choose a device, and how to have it properly adjusted.
The guide includes the following topics and resources:
- Hearing loss
- Types of hearing aids
- Benefits and safety issues
- Hearing aids and cell phones
- How to get hearing aids
- Other products and devices to...
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s “Learn the Signs. Act Early” campaign provides a variety of tools and materials to help parents recognize the signs of developmental disabilities such as autism. The campaign helps parents measure their children’s developmental progress by monitoring how they play, learn, speak, and act. The site also includes useful campaign materials for health care providers, child care providers, and campaign partners.
The site includes the following...
By answering this questionnaire, consumers can screen themselves for common signs of hearing loss.
This Web site makes aging-related health information easily accessible for adults 60 and older, as well as their family members and friends.
This Web site addresses the following topics:
- Alzheimer’s disease
- Balance problems
- Breast cancer
- Caring for someone with Alzheimer’s
- Colorectal cancer
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
- Diabetic retinopathy...
This 12-page tool answers questions about hearing loss in infants, focusing on communication and language strategies for families.
The tool includes the following sections:
- Our child has a hearing loss. What happens next? What is early intervention?
- I didn’t know that an infant’s hearing could be tested.
- Hearing in humans is very complex. There are many different types of hearing loss.
- Your child’s hearing loss is unique.
- What are some things...
This wallet card explains what an ear, nose, and throat (ENT) doctor is and lists questions about hearing loss that parents/guardians may want to ask their child’s ENT doctor. It provides space for information about the ENT doctor and tests to be performed, as well as blank space next to each question in which to record what the parent/guardian has learned during the appointment.
This wallet card explains what an audiologist is and lists questions that parents/guardians may want to ask their child’s audiologist. It provides space for information about the audiologist and test to be performed and lists questions, which are organized in the following topic areas:
- Questions about my/our child’s hearing loss
- Questions about hearing aids and cochlear implants
- Questions about communication options and education
- Questions about support...
This wallet card explains what a speech-language pathologist is and lists questions about hearing loss that parents/guardians may want to ask their child’s speech-language pathologist.
This wallet card provides space for information about the speech-language pathologist and lists questions, which are organized in the following topic areas:
- Questions about speech and language therapy services for my/our child
- Questions to help our family and child at home and in...