STUDENTS WHO ARE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING
The mission of the Department of Students Who Are Deaf and Hard of Hearing is to serve students who are deaf and hard of hearing in our District by providing accommodations according to the students' needs to gain access to education in the public school setting.
Services that the Department for Students Who Are Deaf and Hard of Hearing provide include the following:
- Sign language interpreting services
- C-print captioning services
- FM equipment
- Advocacy training
- Language/grammar instruction
- Staff inservice
- Equipment monitoring
- Hearing screening
Coeur d'Alene School District personnel working with students who are deaf and hard of hearing can be contacted at:
Teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
The Coeur d'Alene School District has a close relationship with Idaho Educational Services for the Deaf and Blind (IESDB). IESDB runs a preschool within our District that provides a setting for 3-5 year old students who are deaf and hard of hearing. Here young students receive instruction through sign language and voice with a small group in a quiet setting. Contact Cortney Peters for more information.
IESDB - Teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Hands and Voices - A great organization for parents to join is Hands and Voices. Hands and Voices produces a newsletter and provides advocacy and support for parents of children with hearing impairments.
Sign School - Sign School is a free and well organized website where you can learn and practice sign language.
Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and the Hard of Hearing - The Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and the Hard of Hearing (AG Bell) is a national website that has advice, information, and all kinds of reources. At AG Bell they are working globally to ensure that people who are deaf and hard of hearing can hear and talk. They are there to provide support, information, resources and more to help guide you on your journey.
Council for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing - Their Mission is to create an environment in which Idahoans of all ages, who are deaf or hard of hearing, have an equal opportunity to participate as active, responsible, productive and independent citizens of Idaho.
National Deaf Education Center - A resource that is great for parents, students, interpreters, teachers, and resource staff working with DHH students.