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Teacher of the Deaf

A Teacher of the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing is a Special Educator who is trained and certified to provide specialized instruction, language training and audition support for students with hearing loss.†The SWCEC provides districts with students with hearing loss services and support in the mainstream classroom setting.†Hearing loss is a loss of loudness, usually clarity and loss of parts of information.†Students with hearing loss are presented with different challenges, including learning new vocabulary and syntax, and academic and social development.†They also face common obstacles such as classroom background noise, cooperative learning activities and whole group discussion, that our Teacher of the Deaf can show the student ways to over come the daily challenges.
Our M.ED certified Teacher of the Deaf, will provide assessment of students and recommend services, provide consultation and direct services to maximize audition, develop speech and language and provides one to one tutoring to fill in learning gaps and provide students direct access to the curriculum in a mainstream setting.
The Teacher of the Deaf will serve as an advocate for your child in the mainstream setting. Through effective collaboration with audiologists, teachers and the childís family the Teacher of the Deaf ensures that each studentís individual needs are being met in the educational setting.

To request a Teacher of the Deaf Evaluation click the link below, download the Referral Packet, collect the request information and mail or fax the information to the SWCEC.

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