Parent Infant Program

Our Parent Infant Program is a center-based program that offers a nurturing, family focused environment for children who are deaf or hard of hearing from birth to three years old. We use a parent coaching model to empower families to implement and practice learned strategies specific to hearing loss in a natural and engaging way. We establish a three-way partnership between family, child and specialist to foster the overall development of your child, with an emphasis on auditory, communication and language development. Our program offers information, guidance, and emotional support, as well as opportunities to connect with other families.   Our program provides families with individual sessions with a specialist who has undergone extensive training specifically related to hearing loss. As part of our comprehensive program, we also offer:

Educational Parent Services

Baby and Toddler Groups

Music Together Classes

Educational Audiology

Access to Social Work services

Monthly Parent Support Group

Individual Sessions:  provide both the parents and the child with strategies and techniques to foster auditory, language, speech, cognitive and motor development. Our sessions incorporate a three-way partnership between the therapist, child and caregiver. Parents leave each session with strategies to use within their daily routines.

Music Together Classes: We are proud to offer Music Together classes,  an internationally accredited program that helps develop children’s cognitive, emotional, social, motor, auditory and language skills. Music promotes babies’ understanding of intonation and melody associated with spoken language. Studies have shown that music activates all areas of the brain, and provides children a unique avenue to develop language. The benefits of music in early childhood development have been well documented. Studies show that the brain develops language when teaching is combined with music. Our weekly music classes are taught by a Teacher of the Deaf and/or Speech-Language Pathologist who are certified Music Together providers.

Have questions about the Parent-Infant Program at Cleary School?  Click HERE to read the FAQ!

For more information, please contact the Parent-Infant Program at (631) 588-0530, or email us at  ~ Dawn Brenner