Hearing and Vision
Services to students with visual impairments include teaching travel and self-advocacy skills along with academic and communication systems including Braille reading and writing and computers. Appropriate materials are provided as needed in Braille, Large Print or recorded form so students can fully participate within the general classroom setting.
The professionals involved in providing services are: an Itinerant Teacher of the Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing ; an Educational Audiologist of the Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing; and Educational Interpreters. The goal of these professionals is to provide hearing disabled pupils with remediation, assistive devices and accommodations that will enhance their academic, communication and social skills. It also enables them to function maximally in the regular classroom. They guide students/teachers in the appropriate operation of all specialized equipment and regularly check the working condition of such equipment.
Identified D/H.H. Students can have an audiogram completed regularly by the Educational Audiologist at no charge to the family. Providers will foster understanding and acceptance of hearing impaired pupils among administrators, teachers, peers and parents. The teacher of the D/H.H. will implement activities that develop social skills and inform parents of opportunities to interact with other D/H.H. peers and adults. All providers work to prepare students for independent living and inform families of transition programs available through the Colorado School for the Deaf and Blind.