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ERIC Number: EJ966470
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0042-8639
The EHDI and Early Intervention Connection
Nelson, Lauri; Bradham, Tamala S.; Houston, K. Todd
Volta Review, v111 n2 p133-149 Sum 2011
State coordinators of early hearing detection and intervention (EHDI) programs completed a strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats, or SWOT, analysis that examined 12 areas within state EHDI programs. For the early intervention focus question, 48 coordinators listed 273 items, and themes were identified within each SWOT category. A threats, opportunities, weaknesses, and strengths, or TOWS, analysis yielded 8 recommendations that focused on similar themes. Out of these 8 recommendations, 3 distinct strategies emerged. Specifically, states should develop 1) an appropriate and effective eligibility and referral process to early intervention services; 2) a state advisory board or coalition group to identify funding needs and barriers, and to make recommendations; and 3) effective data management systems with reporting of data to key stakeholders. Addressed appropriately, these recommendations can strengthen access and entry into early intervention services through state EHDI programs. (Contains 6 tables.)
Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. 3417 Volta Place NW, Washington, DC 20007. Tel: 202-337-5220; Fax: 202-337-8314; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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