MCC Specialized Deaf and Hard of Hearing IBHS Program

deaf-hard-hearingMCC’s Specialized Deaf and Hard of Hearing IBHS program has been developed specifically for children and adolescents aged 3 to age 21 who are deaf and hard of hearing and demonstrate significant behavioral challenges. Services are provided in Bucks, Philadelphia, and Montgomery Counties.

MCC’s Specialized IBHS program helps children and adolescents who are DHH with an autism diagnosis or are DHH and have pervasive behavioral issues learn new skills to help them better manage these challenges from an Inclusive, Deaf Informed Perspective.

 Behavioral Support, Education and Training for parents, teachers, and caregivers to:

Improve communication skills
  • Verbal
  • Non-verbal
  • Picture communication systems
  • Sign language
  • Assistive technology
  • Pragmatic language
Improve social skills
  • Social awareness
  • Social interaction
  • Social behavior
Improve coping skills
  • Sensory regulation
  • Delayed gratification
  • Accepting “no”
Improve overall behavior
  • Compliance with direction
  • Teaching positive communication to reduce tantrum behavior
  • Using positive reinforcement to encourage repetition of positive behavior
  • Introducing and reinforcing structure and routine
Improve safety
  • Reduce elopement
  • Teach “STOP”
  • Stranger awareness
  • Social safety

Our treatment team will assess the emotional and behavioral needs of each child/family. In conjunction with the family, the treatment team can consist of a Behavioral Specialist Consultant (BSC) who develops an individualized treatment plan for the child, and a Behavior Technician (BT) who implements the behavioral treatment plan.

When indicated, a Mobile Therapist (MT) may be requested to provide intensive therapeutic services to the child and family and help address and support the family from an emotional/cognitive perspective.