JCIH RECOMMENDATIONS FOR EARLY INTERVENTION
1. All families of infants with any degree of bilateral or unilateral permanent hearing loss should be eligible for E.I. services
2. There is a simplified, single point of entry into E.I. specific for children with hearing loss to ensure specialty services
3. EI providers should be experienced with special skills and expertise in providing families with the highest quality of service for infants and young children with hearing loss
4. Early intervention programs and systems should include:
More information on characteristics of early intervention programs and systems can be found in Joint Committee on Infant Hearing (JCIH) Position Statement (listed under Guidelines).