CHOP’s Assessment and Treatment Implementation Program for Infants and Toddlers with Hearing Loss–Enhancing Rehabilitation (CATIPIHLER) provides ongoing, comprehensive, coordinated assessment and intervention services to young children with hearing loss and their families. The team includes audiologists, speech-language pathologists, educators and mental health professionals.
CATIPIHLER was designed to support children from the time a hearing loss is identified through entry to school, evaluate the progress of communication skills and assist with the transition into the school system.
The program also helps families identify and access services both inside and outside the Hospital, including services for optimal communication development.
Offer 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 pathologists help 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 sessions.
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.