Itinerant Teachers for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

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