CATIPIHLER (Children’s Hospital Assessment and Treatment Implementation Program for Infants/Toddlers with Hearing Loss – Enhancement Rehabilitation) is a program designed to support and provide information to families whose young children (from time of diagnosis until entry into kindergarten) have been diagnosed with any type of hearing loss managed by CHOP Audiologists.
The program also helps families identify and access services both inside and outside the Hospital, including options for optimal communication development.
An opportunity for your family to learn about educating your child who has been newly diagnosed with hearing loss.
Education workshops provide assistance with understanding:
Various topics are presented during the meetings, held at different CHOP locations. Parent meetings provide you with an opportunity to meet other families.
Educators from the CATIPIHLER program will contact you to review your child’s educational needs.
Our Speech-Language Pathologist helps children with hearing loss develop speech, language, and auditory skills.
These services are not meant to replace your child’s Early Intervention services but rather to work in collaboration with your service provider. Early Intervention service providers are welcome to attend these session.
Sessions are designed to work closely with parents to:
The consultation includes a visit with your family to:
If you're interested in an initial consultation, please schedule an individual family appointment (See "How to Enroll" below). Additional consultations are available upon request.
The CATIPIHLER team includes audiologists, speech-language pathologists, educators and mental health professionals. CATIPIHLER works collaboratively with Early Intervention providers to support children from the time of diagnosis until entry into kindergarten.
Eileen Rall, AuD
Lynda Coopersmith, MEd, CED
Essie Goldsmith, MEd, CED
Karen Noble, MEd, LDT/C
Roberta Rossman, MEd
Jenna-Leigh Duffield, CF-SLP
Louise Montoya, MA, LPC, ACS, CSC
Rebecca Witmer, LCSW
Jaime Ramanauskas, BS
For More Information and to schedule an appointment please contact:
CATIPIHLER is made possible through grants and the generous donations of our friends and families.