Hearing and Vision Loss Services
Early detection of a hearing or vision disorder can make a real difference in a child’s development. Access to screening, early intervention, treatment and support can optimize their capacity to learn, adapt and properly develop throughout childhood. Enhancing existing family and community resources across the province with an array of services and supports helps children with sensory loss maximize their potential and become fully participating citizens in our province.
BC Early Hearing Program
Provides newborn babies and families across the province with family friendly, professional early hearing screening services and support.
BC Early Childhood Vision Screening Program
Provides vision screening to young children, and linkages to early intervention and treatment for vision disorders.
Provincial Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services
Provides supports and services to children and youth who are deaf, hard of hearing and deaf blind, and their families.
Provincial Outreach Programs
Provides programming consultation and support to school districts to help meet the educational needs of low-incidence students in BC school districts.