Welcome to the Parent-Infant Program at Sunshine Cottage. Thank you for taking this first, brave step toward getting the best education for your hearing-impaired infant. From our initial meeting to enrollment to your infant’s first ear mold fitting, our PIP team is here to provide guidance and support for your infant and your family, every step of the way. We understand how difficult this process can be and have a support system in place to make this transition as smooth as possible. Not only will your infant be a part of an amazing world-renowned program, but the tuition will be at no cost to you.
The Parent-Infant Program works hand in hand with every department in our school so that your infant receives a comprehensive education. Our goal is to have a consistent team devoted to your infant’s care and education. Your team of advisors, teachers, and medical professionals will have an open communication with your family and will always have your infant’s best interest in mind.
The Parent-Infant Program at Sunshine Cottage provides parent-focused, child-driven and center-based intervention in a warm, comfortable, home-like setting. We recognize and empower parents as the individuals primarily responsible for developing their baby’s oral communication skills by integrating listening into the infant’s personality through natural daily routines. Our PIP parents learn about hearing loss, effective use of amplification and strategies for developing spoken language.
Our PIP team understands how intensive a parent’s involvement must be for their child to receive a good education. Our parents are equally committed to helping their infant learn to LISTEN and TALK. The programs and services offered are designed to directly involve the participation of our parents. Our time spent with your infant is limited and the majority of their education will need to be reinforced by you and your family. Working with your infant on a daily basis is imperative and the key to improving their listening and speaking skills.
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Sunshine Cottage, a listening and spoken language school, is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement, OPTION Schools, Inc., and is a Texas Education Agency approved non-public school. Sunshine Cottage is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit educational organization. We accept students regardless of sex, race, affiliation, disability, or national origin.