SOESD / Special Education / Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Direct instruction and consultative services are provided by teachers of the deaf and hard of hearing to eligible students birth through 21 in the five counties of Southern Oregon. Itinerant and resource classroom teachers deliver instruction through infant/parent home intervention programs, preschool, elementary and secondary levels. Direct instruction includes language, auditory compensation, cognitive development, reading/comprehension skills and academic subjects based on the district's curriculum and the student's needs. Communication and Language mode is individualized for each student. Communication approaches include total communication, spoken English, ASL, signed English, augmentative communication, or alternatives depending on a child's specific needs. Interpreting services are provided by highly skilled sign language interpreters with sign systems based on student needs. Assessment, audiology, assistive technology, transitional support, training in communication, the psychology of deafness and Deaf culture, including socialization opportunities, are provided to students, parents, school staff, and community members.
For more information, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 541-245-5196.