Teacher Services for Hearing Impaired

Teacher Services for Hearing Impaired

Clermont County ESC provides related services to support the learning of students with hearing impairments. Teachers of the Hearing Impaired have an in-depth knowledge of deaf language acquisition. This knowledge and special training enables the teachers of the hearing impaired to assist the student in appropriately accessing the general curriculum. Classroom-based teachers provide direct instruction.  Our Itinerant Teacher provides indirect and consultative services.

What does a Teacher of the Hearing Impaired do?

  • Make key professionals aware of the student’s degree of hearing loss and its implication and effect on his/her language, speech, and general academic ability
  • Instruct students using oral/auditory communication, total communication, or sign language
  • Participate in collaborative consultation with teams of professionals who serve students with hearing impairments
  • Share knowledge about hearing aids, FM systems, Assistive Technology (e.g. captioning, video phones, adaptive equipment, etc.) language deficits and recommend classroom accommodations that affect students with hearing impairments
  • Provide assistance in curricular or academic areas where a student is struggling using strategies proven to assist students with hearing impairments
  • Maximize auditory skills by evaluating the student’s current level of functioning and the accessibility to the environment
  • Conduct workshops/in-services for staff on effective strategies for students with hearing impairments
  • Administer educational and language assessments when needed
  • Serve deaf students with other special needs (e.g., mental retardation, autism, deaf-blind)
  • Work with students with cochlear implants and educate school teams
  • Continually assess and evaluate student’s progress and, through diagnostic intervention, modify the program when needed