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Bluewater District School Board

By October 14, 2020March 7th, 2024Deaf Ecosystems, Resources, Schools

“Teacher of Students Who are Deaf/Hard of Hearing: a specially qualified teacher who:

  • holds qualifications, in accordance with Regulation 298 to teach special education
  • assesses, evaluates and prioritizes the needs of students identified as having mild, moderate and severe to profound hearing loss
  • identifies student strengths, needs and learning styles
  • makes recommendations to the school team and participates in the Identification, Placement and Review Committee (IPRC)
  • assists with the planning, implementation and evaluation of individualized programs and Individual Education Plans (IEPs), in consultation with school staff, Learning Services -Student Support staff, support agencies, parents/guardians and student, where appropriate
  • provides direct and/or consultative services and/or monitoring in the least restrictive environment, for staff and children who are hearing impaired
  • provides direct service (where appropriate) focused on expressive and receptive language, audition, functional literacy, and other communication/ language needs
  • consults with parents, school personnel and community/support agencies
  • consults with the Provincial Demonstration School Resource Services Department, as appropriate
  • assists in the development of transition plans internally and externally
  • delivers in-service training to staff, as appropriate
  • accesses appropriate staff development opportunities, both within Bluewater District School Board, as well as specific to students who are hearing impaired”