At NTC, this Clinical Specialty Area focuses on working with children who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing or children or Children of Deaf Adults (CODA/KODA). Our team consists of SLPs who can provide education on hearing levels, auditory aids, speech/language milestones in spoken language and ASL, and above all creating a language-rich environment for your child based on their and the specific family’s needs.  We also offer speech-language sessions with a SLP who is proficient in ASL. Please see our mission statement below: 

Our vision is:

  1. To provide spoken language and ASL/visual communication options during individual therapy sessions
  2. To discuss the child’s auditory aid(s) and how to create a auditory-friendly environment
  3. To teach others how to provide a language-rich environment when working with children, spoken or signed
  4. To empower children to be independent with their hearing devices, using compensatory strategies, and informing others what their communication needs are.


In addition to evaluations and individual therapy, the DHH clinic provides the following services:

  • Caregiver coaching and education: Parents play an integral role in the development of listening and language in their children’s lives. Incorporating parents into therapy sessions is common practice for children with hearing loss, especially our young ones. Our therapists collaborate with parents to create language-rich home environments, assist parents in carryover with ASL support, and give them the tools they need to advocate for their children in different settings.
  • Professional development: Training of other SLPs and other professional in assessment and treatment of children who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing and/or KODAs (Kids Of Deaf Adults)
If you are a parent, caregiver, or a professional looking for more information on what to do for or working with a Deaf and Hard of Hearing child, please feel free to email!  You can contact our DHH/KODA lead SLP Emily Wolski for more information: