Who qualifies for this service?
Students qualify for this service if they:
- have been medically diagnosed with a sensori-neural or conductive hearing loss and require support as determined by the hearing resource teacher in consultation with the school-based team
Who Provides the Service?
Description of staff qualifications:
- certification from the BC College of Teachers
- certification or eligibility for certification by the Canadian Association of Educators of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
How is the service provided?
Teachers of the deaf and hard of hearing may:
- collaborate with classroom teachers, parents, and other members of the school-based team to design Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) for assigned students
- provide support for communication skills, language development, academics, cognitive development, social skills emotional development, and/or auditory management
- loan resource materials for use with deaf and hard of hearing students
- liaise among home, school, community agencies, and professionals to maintain effective ongoing support
- provide transition support at all levels for students and families
- support Certified Education Assistants, Visual language Interpreters, and Oral Interpreters
- support career and personal planning
- work with School-Based Teams in making decisions regarding student participation in school district resource programs
- consult with Provincial Outreach Programs
- facilitate secondary school ASL classes
- provide support for the use of technology