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Hearing Impaired

Educational Audiologist

  • Performs comprehensive, educationally relevant hearing evaluations
  • Makes appropriate medical, educational, and community referrals
  • Educates about noise exposure and hearing loss prevention
  • Interprets Audiological assessment results to other school personnel
  • Manages the use and calibration of audiometric equipment
  • Makes recommendations for individual use of hearing aids, cochlear implants, personal amplification, group amplification, and/or classroom assistive devices 
  • Ensures proper fit and function of hearing aids and other auditory devices 
  • Provides in-service training on hearing impairments and their implications to school personnel, children and parents
  • Analyzes classroom noise and acoustics and makes recommendations for improving the listening environment
  • Available when needed and only invoiced on an as-needed basis

Educational Audiologist

Interpreter for Deaf/Hard of Hearing

  • Provides in-service training to administrators, support staff, teachers and parents regarding the characteristics and educational implications of a hearing loss 
  • Works collaboratively with building staff and parents to monitor the impact the hearing loss may have on the student’s educational progress
  • Pre-teaches, reinforces or re-teaches content area vocabulary and concepts where language deficiencies hinder understanding
  • Modifies curriculum and materials according to the individual needs of the student
  • Creates lessons in vocabulary, oral and written language and reading skills
  • Observes the student in the classroom to evaluate attending skills, coping/repair strategies, use of residual hearing and effectiveness of hearing equipment
  • Evaluates student’s progress through formal and informal assessments
  • Assists in the assessment and acquisition of hearing equipment
  • Assists in the development of student IEPs

Educational Sign Language Interpreter

  • Facilitates communication between students who are deaf and/or hard of hearing and others using sign language to convey teacher instruction and intent
  • Assists students with daily activities
  • Provides voice to sign, sign to voice oral transliterate support in class and for after school events when needed
  • Participates as a team member to plan, review and share information 
  • Serves as a resource to other school personnel requiring assistance with hard of hearing and deaf student(s).
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