Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Description:

Deaf and Hard of Hearing (D/HH) is defined as a diminished sensitivity to sound, or hearing loss that is expressed in terms of standard audiological measures. Hearing loss has the potential to affect educational, communicative, or social functioning that may result in the need for special education instruction and related services. The Deaf/Hard of Hearing Program services children and families from birth through age 21 with varying hearing loss. Teachers of the deaf/hard of hearing work with children and families to provide the best mode of learning for each individual.

 

Services by the Teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

  • Provide strategies to maximize communication and hearing
  • Provide information on communication options and modes
  • Provide direct instruction in academic and social areas
  • Provide language experience and language enrichment
  • Provide parent education and support
  • Modify and accommodate educational programs and curricula
  • Conduct in-services for teachers and other professionals
  • Teach and promote self-advocacy, socialization, and interpersonal skills
  • Provide resource information to students, parents and professionals
  • Collaborate with interpreters, translators, note takers, and paraprofessionals
  • Facilitate IEPs, IFSPs, IIIPs, and participate in team meetings
  • Provide networking opportunities for students
  • Provide and coordinate transitional services with outside agencies
  • Assist audiologists with equipment and monitor hearing aids
  • Troubleshoot equipment problems
  • Evaluate student progress in social, academic, communication, sensory, and functional areas

 

 

Contact:

Pandy King-Henke

Teacher Deaf/HH - B3-12th grade

pkinghenke@hved.org

507-429-2374
 

Laura Watkins

Teacher Deaf/HH - B3-12th grade

lwatkins@hved.org

507-459-6788


Contact Us
HVED District Office
1410 Bundy Blvd
Winona, MN 55987
(507) 452-1200
info@hved.org
Fax: (507) 452-3422

DISTRICT HOURS
M - F   7:30am - 4:00pm
The District Office is closed until
further notice due to COVID-19.
 

SAIL and ALC
River Valley Academy
51 Red School Lane
P.O. Box 7
Kellogg, MN 55945
(507) 767-3339
Fax: (507) 767-3232





 
 
 

SPECTRUM
Caledonia Elementary School
511 W. Main St.
Caledonia, MN 55921
(507) 474-7196
Fax: (507) 725-8141





 
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Hokah, MN 55941