Colorado Home Intervention Program (CHIP)
CHIP is a Early Education Program within the Outreach Programs and Services Department providing services to children who are deaf or hard of hearing, including children who are deafblind, and their families throughout Colorado. This unique program, offered by the Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind (CSDB), is designed specifically to serve families with children who are deaf or hard of hearing, from newborn to age three, in the secure surroundings of their own homes.
At the heart of CHIP is the parent facilitator. Working with the family, the parent facilitator designs an individual program that fits both with the family's needs and the child's learning style. The parent facilitator helps family members develop techniques to encourage their child's language development. The program visits take place in the familiar surroundings of the home ensuring the best service possible being provided for both the child and the family.
Most children who are deaf or hard of hearing or deafblind, newborn to age three, are eligible for the program. In addition, families can receive services during their children's transition to preschool.
For more information, please contact Dinah Beams, Program Coordinator, Colorado Home Intervention Program (CHIP).