Pennsylvania Department of Education

Session Dates

Orientation to Deafness and Hearing Loss in Infants and Young Children

This online course is made up of 9 modules. Each module contains a videotaped presentation which may be viewed in either captioned or uncaptioned format. Accompanying each segment are both Learning Activities and Study Questions. Any participant wishing to complete the course for credit must complete and submit written answers to all study questions.


Participants will be able to:

  1. The learner will be able to describe the most important practices in early intervention with infants with deafness or hearing loss and their families.
  2. The learner will be able to describe the value and importance of both early identification of hearing loss and Early Intervention for identified infants and children and their families
  3. The learner will be able to describe the relationship between hearing, speech and language development

Target Audience

Early Intervention Service Coordinators, early childhood teachers and providers, and parents

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Tom Wolf, Governor


  • PaTTAN - Online Course

Event Type

  • On-line Courses

Credit Type

  • Act 48 (6 hours)
  • Infant/Toddler Staff Training Hours (6 hours)

Registration Contact

Linda Rhine,, 800-360-7282

Content Contact

Anne Gaspich,, 800-360-7282

Topics Covered

Deaf/Hard of Hearing, Early Intervention


  • Mary E. Koch, M.A.,

Other Dates

  • Tuesday September 4th, 2018 12:00AM — 12:00AM
  • Friday September 28th, 2018 12:00AM — 12:00AM

Additional Information

Registration is available until the 25th of the month prior to each offering. Registration for each offering is only available in the month immediately proceeding the start date.