Interested in our Early Intervention program but don’t live near Portland?
With every bone in my body, I believe in Tucker’s Tele-Intervention program, in this school, and whole-heartedly recommend it to every parent of a deaf or hard of hearing child. – Brandi H. (parent of a TI student)
Our Early Intervention services can also be provided over the internet (via Skype or Facetime) by our EI specialist. We can start working with you right away to build your child’s listening and spoken language skills – no matter where you live.
Benefits of Tele-Intervention:
- Access to Qualified Specialists & Interpreters
- No Travel Burden or Costs
- Fewer Health-Related Cancellations
- Increased Use of Family-Centered Coaching
- And the first 6 weeks are free of charge!
A 2015 national study showed that Tele-Intervention was just as or more effective than in-person Early Intervention (NCHAM).
- On average, families and children receiving services via Tele-Intervention (TI) have better language outcomes and auditory skills than children who received services through traditional in-person visits.
- Families receiving services via TI are more engaged in the intervention than the in-person group families, and providers are more responsive to the families when providing services via TI.
- Families who received TI services feel equally supported, knowledgeable, and confident in fostering their child’s development as families who receive in-person services.
For more Tele-Intervention information contact:
Patty SmithOffice Manager & Enrollment Coordinator Tucker Maxon School
Patty joined the Tucker-Maxon family when her youngest daughter (then 3 years old) was in preschool at Childswork (who partnered with us for many years). The long standing joke in her family is that Katie graduated but Patty is still there, sorting crayons.
Over the past 25 years, she has had lots of learning opportunities: as an EA in both preschool and elementary divisions, tutoring hearing impaired students, teaching summer programs and preschool classes, managing the library and directing the Extended Care program. Most recently she has transitioned into the office, working primarily with students and their families (now those students include two of her own grandchildren).
When not at school, she enjoys spending time with her husband, Tom and their family. Their 3 grown children all have families of their own and live close by, so the moments of quiet are rare. She is an avid Blazer fan, goes whitewater rafting in the summer and then to Mexico each winter for a warm and wonderful family reunion.
She finds that there is truly no end to learning and she enjoys the new challenges that life brings.