Teacher of the Deaf & Hard of Hearing

The Deaf and Hard of Hearing Teacher provides students with identified auditory handicaps with communication skills that will enable them to learn and develop appropriate academic and social skills to function in a public school setting.

Services for deaf and hard of hearing students include evaluation of hearing loss; selection, use, and maintenance of hearing aids and other amplification devices; instruction in sign language or aural communication; consultation with parents and school staff on communication needs; consultation on auditory screenings and direct instruction in academic skills in which specific forms of communication must be employed. The teacher of the deaf and hard of hearing works closely with local speech and language therapists in developing instructional plans that will maximize the student's development of communication skills.  (CESA 4 Website)