The primary focus of my work is on the delivery of family-centered early intervention (FCEI) to infants and toddlers who are deaf or hard of hearing. How does a “keystone” fit in? A keystone is the piece at the apex of an arch. It locks all the stones into position, allowing the arch to bear weight. Figuratively speaking, an administrator or a project director serves as the “keystone” in an organization. This person keeps the other elements in place and allows the whole to be self-supporting. When the keystone is in place, a program can stand the test of time.
The symbol of a keystone, both structurally and figuratively, represents something that unifies. I have done just that by delivering direct services, consulting with various programs, administering and overseeing the development and enhancement of the Colorado Home Intervention Program (CHIP), creating program initiatives (Deaf role models, sign language instructors, FAMILY Assessment, telehealth), and securing funding. My work serves as a catalyst to assist others as they define, develop, and enhance their program initiatives.
I encourage you to peruse the documents and the links on this site. You will find information that supports interventions for infants and toddlers with all degrees and types of hearing loss. Some documents are designed specifically to support the parents of young children who are deaf or hard of hearing. And, there is an abundant amount of information for the professionals who join me in advancing outcomes for these children and their families.