Sound START (Birth-to-Three)

Birth to three services for children who are deaf/hard of hearing

A program of the Kansas School for the Deaf

Sound START mission:

To ensure that families of infants and toddlers who are deaf/hard of
hearing receive comprehensive, unbiased information and support.

Services we provide:

  • Visits with primary service providers and families in the natural environment
  • Consultations with service providers and families
  • In-services and workshops on issues relating to servicing the deaf/hard of hearing population


Who we serve:

  • Sound START works directly with service providers servicing children who are deaf/hard of hearing, regardless of level or type of hearing loss.  This includes children who have mild hearing loss or unilateral hearing loss.
  • We service children regardless of communication mode

Information we provide:

  • Communication opportunities

  • Early language development

  • American Sign Language (ASL) development

  • Auditory skill and speech sound development


  • Information about a child's hearing loss

  • Technology available for children with hearing loss

  • Deaf culture

  • Transition to Part B


Contact Information

Erin Schuweiler, M.S. Ed
Sound START Coordinator
913.210.8149 (voice)
913.343.0724 (direct)