Itinerant Teachers for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Mandate:

To provide the necessary support services to the hard of hearing or deaf student.

Hearing Loss Means:

  • A loss of hearing in one or both ears, with a partial or total inability to hear.
  • (Mild, 20 decibels, to profound, more than 120 decibels)
  • A medically diagnosed hearing loss that results in substantial educational difficulty
  • A mild or fluctuating hearing loss, caused by a middle ear infection, which causes delays in the development of speech, listening, and language skills.

Description of Service:

  • Provide direct support to deaf and hard of hearing students for developing speech, language, listening and communication skills, academic, social and emotional development
  • Provide classroom observations and assessments, and suggestions for classroom management.
  • Provide support and maintenance of hearing aids and FM communication equipment
  • Support and guide Interpreters, Transcribers and Educational Assistants working with deaf/hard of hearing students
  • Monitor hard of hearing students who are not receiving direct service
  • Provide Sound Field equipment, and instruction on its use, upon the recommendation of the students’ audiologist.
  • Provide liaison services with community agencies (Island Health Hearing Clinic) and support groups
  • Provide workshops to staff and to students, to promote a greater understanding of hearing loss and its educational implications
  • Provide consultative services to parents, teachers, counsellors, educational assistants, and other personnel

Referral Procedure:

Please contact Teachers of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing directly.

Itinerant Teachers for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

 NameEmail
Jane Rowlands
Itinerant Teacher for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
jrowlands@sd61.bc.ca
Megan Jantz
Itinerant Teacher for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
mjantz@sd61.bc.ca
Heather McKee
Itinerant Teacher for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
hmckee@sd61.bc.ca

Learning Support Team