The aim of the new webite "Family-Centred Early Intervention" is to provide a platform for Early Intervention professionals, researchers and parents in order to exchange evidence-based best practice and experiences. Please feel free to send us your research results, new informations or best practice reports. Our consensus paper offers best practice for early intervention methodologies in four different languages.
"A world in which high quality Family Centred Early Intervention supports every deaf and hard of hearing child and family to achieve their best outcomes".
"To connect and support parents, professionals and adults who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing to work together in global collaboration to share, learn from and develop the best research and evidence-informed practice in Family Centred Early Intervention".
1st National NHS Programme South Africa
On the 3 April 2019, Netcare, South Africa's largest private hospital Group, launched the 1st National Newborn Hearing Screening Programme.
This groundbreaking initiative is being rolled out in partnership with SAAA, the professional Audiology association and Hi Hopes, the Family Centred Early Intervention Programme. Netcare CEO, Dr Richard Friedland, applauded all takeholders for committing to the Netcare "person centred medical care" and highlighted the key role of HI Hopes as investing in the family journey beyond the diagnosis and amplification. An additional highlight was the newborn hearing screening App that was being launched, in keeping with the Netcare digitization focus for efficacy, quality assurance and antifragmentation of patient care... and ultimately better experiences by all.
For more information contact:
Professor Claudine Storbeck | Director: Centre for Deaf Studies
Director: HI HOPES | www.hihopes.co.za
University of the Witwatersrand | JhB, South Africa
Cell: +27-83-324-1588 | Landline: +11-717-3750
Visiting Professor, University of Manchester, United Kingdom