Deaf Ed, Audiology & Vision Services
Deaf Education provides students access to curriculum and communication. While the majority of students are deaf or hard of hearing, others may have full access to sound, but require support through the use of sign language.
The Audiology Department offers a comprehensive support service to students from Kindergarten to 21 years of age. This comprehensive service includes the identification, diagnosis, and ongoing evaluation and monitoring of students with hearing disorders that interfere with communication and educational development. Habilitative and rehabilitative programs are planned, directed and provided to establish or restore communication effectiveness. Services are provided to students in small groups, individually and/or within classroom settings.
Audiology staff are members of educational teams within buildings and programs. As a member of the educational team, they respond to referrals for diagnosis and service, provide information and opinions regarding the educational needs of particular students, and participate in the development of information presented to the Committees on Special Education.
Vision/Orientation & Mobility
Vision/Orientation and Mobility provides support for students with visual impairments in the areas of academics, orientation and mobility, and functional living skills. Service requests are met for students whose functional vision is impacting their performance. Orientation and Mobility teaches a child to travel safely and efficiently within his/her environment. Tactile and print adaptations of academic and curricular materials enhance the student’s experience with information presented to sighted peers in a comparable manner.