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Appalachia Intermediate Unit 8

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DEAF & HARD OF HEARING SUPPORT
 
 
 
Services available through the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program include the following:  
  • Intervention in natural settings for infants and preschoolers and their families
  • Parent training and support
  • Individualized instruction in schools by certified teachers of the hearing impaired
  • Consultation with school personnel about hearing loss, assistive technology, how hearing loss affects learning, and communication methods
  • Assistance to school nurses with hearing screenings in the schools
  • Individual hearing testing and amplification system evaluation
  • Amplification system loaner program
  • Sign language interpreters
  • School-to-adult life transition services

To refer a student with a hearing loss for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Support services:

  • Complete a Deaf and Hard of Hearing referral form
  • Attach documentation of hearing loss from an audiologist and/or ear-nose-throat physician
  • If a hearing loss is documented in an audiogram and the student demonstrates an educational need, parents will be presented with a "Permission to Evaluate"

Mail to:
Hearing Support Program
Appalachia Intermediate Unit 8
609 Georgian Place
Somerset, PA 15501

 

 
 
 

CONTACTS

Information regarding hearing screenings, hearing loss, amplification systems, or sign language interpreting services, please contact:
 
Barbara Cassel
Supervisor
(814) 445-9734  Ext. 5302
bcassel@iu08.org
 
 
 
 
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