Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DHH) Services in S.C.U.C.I.S.D.:
The itinerant teachers of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (ToDHH) travel to the students’ assigned campuses to provide direct and/or consultative services related to hearing loss in the least restrictive environment. The services also include consultation, staff development, evaluations, training on audiograms and the use and care of amplification equipment. Services for infants – 3 years of age may be provided in the home or child care settings.
Total Communication incorporates all forms of communication to include formal sign language, natural gestures, fingerspelling, lipreading, and oral language. The goal is to maximize language development with the form of communication that is most effective for the child. Students demonstrating a need for Total Communication attend a Regional Day School for the Deaf (RDSPD) via a Region 20 Shared Service Agreement. SCUCISD provides transportation to and from the RDSPD.
*These services are determined on an individual basis by the Admission, Review, and Dismissal (ARD) committee.
Legal Framework & Helpful Websites:
- ADA: Americans with Disabilities Act
- AI: Auditory Impairment
- ALD: Assistive Listening Device
- ASL: American Sign Language
- CI: Cochlear Implant
- DHH: Deaf or Hard of Hearing
- ENT: Ear, Nose, and Throat Physician (Otologist, Otolaryngologist)
- HH: Hard of Hearing
- HI: Hearing Impairment
- dB: Decibels
- LSLS: Listening and Spoken Language Specialist
- TC: Total Communication