D49 Hearing and Vision Team
Hearing and Vision Team: This team consists of the audiologists, teachers of the deaf and hard of hearing, and teachers of the visually impaired. This team serves students to gain better access through accommodations or direct teaching of skills for access of the learning environment.
Audiology services: Audiologists help identify students with hearing loss and determine what measures need to be taken to help the student participate in learning.
Teacher of the Deaf: TODs work with students who have hearing loss by providing direct and or consultation support to the student’s teachers, and family. They also advise the student’s educational team by advising about ways of enhancing the student’s learning by adapting activities and materials to the student’s abilities.
Teacher of the Visually Impaired: TVIs provide direct and/or consultative special education services specific to vision loss. The TVI works with the educational team by advising the team about ways of enhancing the student’s learning by adapting activities and materials to the student’s abilities. They may also spend some time ensuring that the student understands concepts introduced in academic courses. https://www.cde.state.co.us/cdesped/sd-vision
Team Leads: Sue Griepentrog and Lori Mattick