Education teams can be a family’s greatest asset when children are ready for school. From Early Intervention to preschool to elementary school and beyond, the best team works as a guide and partner for the challenges of helping our children with CHARGE syndrome be the best they can be.
Education teams are made up of a variety of professionals who have specialized skills to facilitate your child’s physical, education, sensory, communication, and cognitive development. Not every child will need the same professionals—some will need more, some less depending on each child’s specific needs. And those needs may change over time. For example, your child may need direct service when he or she is very young and when skills have been developed, he or she may move to needing consult services only.
Members of the education team could include:
Teacher of the Deaf http://www.handsandvoices.org
Teacher of the Visually Impaired http://www.familyconnect.org
Teacher of the Deaf-blind http://www.tsbvi.edu
Speech/language Pathologist (or Therapist) http://www.asha.org
Physical Therapist http://apta.org
Behavior Therapist http://behavior-consultant.com
Orientation and Mobility Specialist http://www.nationaldb.org
For additional resources see our Interveners page.