An array of educational services to support school districts to meet the needs of children with hearing loss including: Consultation, Educational Audiology, DHH Programs, and Educational Interpreter.
Deaf / Hard of Hearing
The Deaf and Hard of Hearing program provides school districts and families with a range of services to address the academic and social needs of children with hearing loss. Teachers of the deaf/hard of hearing provide direct instruction to students, and collaboration with school personnel and parents regarding the impact of hearing loss on communication, overall development, social interactions, and transition needs. Liaison case management services are available for students placed at the Wisconsin School for the Deaf in Delavan.
Educational audiologists serve as a communication bridge between medical/clinical professionals and school personnel to meet the hearing needs of students in the educational setting. Educational audiology services include screening the hearing of students who are difficult to test through school hearing programs, as well as monitoring the students’ personal hearing aids and fitting FM systems for students for whom amplification is deemed necessary to benefit from their special education programming.
Educational interpreters are licensed professionals who provide a communication link between students who use sign language for communication and the speaking environment of the general education classroom. Educational Interpreting is a related service provided in school districts to meet the communication needs of students who use sign language to communicate. Educational interpreters also interpret during extra-curricular activities. Many educational interpreters also provide interpreting services outside the school setting after school hours.