Vision and Objectives
To provide free home based support and information without bias, on a bi weekly basis to every family with an infant or toddler who has a hearing loss.
HI HOPES aims to foster the empowerment of the family in their home environment through the early intervention framework of care, support, information and partnership in a culturally sensitive, community based manner to allow the baby with a hearing loss, to reach her/his full potential.
Through 2-weekly visits, Interventionists and Deaf Mentors, support the family as they ask questions and need unbiased information in order for them to make informed choices based on their unique child’s hearing loss. All our interventions are family led and as natural as possible and whenever we are able, we make use of routines and things around the house as opposed to special toys and learning times. Before leaving the home our goal is to have modelled all skills for the parents and caregivers in order to ensure that it is ultimately the family that is empowered through our early intervention.