Hearing Support Services Brochure

  • TEACHERS: Dedicated to helping children who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have central auditory processing disorder.

     

    ORLEANS/NIAGARA BOCES

    4124 Saunders Settlement Road

    Sanborn, NY 14132

    Phone: 1-716-731-6800, extension: 3722

    Fax: (716) 731-4930

    Philosophy:

    Our teachers promote learning through oral/aural communication, concentrating on listening and speaking skills to ensure the success of each student.

    If the child requires Total Communication - sign language in addition to speech - an interpreter may be provided by the child's district.

    We believe that most hearing impaired students benefit from the use of FM Auditory Systems. 

    ** Research shows that any hearing loss, mild to profound in one ear or both, stable or fluctuating, can impact educational performance.  Early identification, support and guidance in accepting and compensating for the loss minimize its effect.  Hard of hearing and deaf children can then reach success in every walk of life. 

    TEACHERS OF THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING:

    Qualified Teachers of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing understand the implications of hearing loss on academics, socialization and life skills.  They provide specialized and individualized services for children ages birth to 21 years.  Hearing support services are usually provided in the child's neighborhood school.

    Hearing Support teachers believe that communication with parents is vital to the success of each child.  Teachers and parents work as a team to identify the child's needs and provide appropriate remediation and educational support. 

    *PROGRAM SERVICES FOR STUDENTS*:

    • Prepare students to meet the New York State Standards
    • Develop spoken language or teach sign language, if appropriate.
    • Reinforce academics-reading and writing.
    • Maximize listening skills.
    • Enhance speechreading skills.
    • Improve and teach vocabulary and grammar.
    • Monitor hearing aids and FM systems.
    • Provide emotional support and guidance, improving social skills and problem solving.
    • Encourage self-advocacy.
    • Service children with cochlear implants.
    • Teach students about their individual hearing loss and communication strategies.
    • Meet needs of child with Central Auditory Processing Disorder.

    PROGRAM SERVICES FOR PROFESSIONALS:

    • Provide ongoing in-service to classroom teachers.
    • Collaborate with consulting audiologist.
    • Make recommendations to Committees on Special Education.