Deaf/Hard Of Hearing

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AIS Deaf and Hard of Hearing

AIS Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services provide a wide range of educational support services to students who are deaf/hard of hearing. All Deaf/HH educational staff are credentialed to meet Virginia Department of Education requirements.

• Direct Instructional Services • Sign Language Interpreter Services • Audiology
• Consultative Services    

Definition

“Deafness” means a hearing impairment that is so severe that the child is impaired in processing linguistic information through hearing, with or without amplification, that adversely affects the child’s educational performance. (34 CFR 300.8(c)(3))

Services We Provide

  • Audiology assessments, monitoring & training - Learn more
  • Collaborate with Speech Language Therapist or other educational staff to identify and to meet the educational and communication needs of students who are deaf/hard of hearing
  • Collaborate with Speech Language Therapist or other educational staff to identify and to meet the educational and communication needs of students who are deaf/hard of hearing
  • Provide Direct or Consultative Educational Services
  • Provide Sign Language Interpreter services to support the communication needs of the student
  • Conduct Educational and/or Sign Communication Assessments
  • Interpret audiological reports and provide insight into the educational impact on the educational programming of the child

  • Mentor Teachers of the Deaf/Hard of Hearing regarding instructional strategies and classroom management
  • Mentor interpreters who have not met VDOE state regulation qualifications

Deaf/Hard of Hearing Staff Includes:

Deaf/Hard of Hearing Teachers Individuals who are certified in the area of Deaf/Hard of Hearing serve students on a direct or consult basis and are able to provide support according to the needs of the student related to hearing aids, cochlear implants, and FM systems.
Sign Language Interpreters
Individuals who are credentialed according to Virginia Department of Education state regulations and facilitate communication within the academic setting.
Audiologists
An Educational Audiologist collaborates with the educational staff to identify and to meet the educational and communication needs of students who are deaf/hard of hearing.