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Special Education Services » Itinerant Teacher of the Deaf/Hard of Hearing

Itinerant Teacher of the Deaf/Hard of Hearing


Butler County Educational Service Center's teacher of the deaf/hard of hearing services:

  • Provide direct services including assessment, evaluation and intervention to students who are deaf or hard of hearing in the student’s preferred language and communication mode.
  • Conduct a variety of formal and informal evaluations to determine a student's educational needs and how the hearing loss impacts learning.
  • Provide interventions and direct specialized instruction in curricular or academic areas where a student is struggling, using methods and strategies that have been proven to assist students who are deaf or hard of hearing.
  • Provide self-advocacy instruction and support to empower students to advocate for their needs with peers, school personnel and other communication partners. 
  • Participate in collaborative consultation with teams of professionals serving students who are deaf or hard of hearing to identify appropriate strategies, accommodations and modifications to most effectively enable the student to access the curriculum.
  • Work collaboratively with individualized education plan (IEP) teams to monitor the educational impact of hearing loss.
  • Comply with evaluation team report (ETR) and IEP timelines and guidelines according to Ohio’s Operating Standards.
  • Collect data and monitor and report progress towards meeting IEP goals.
  • Basic troubleshooting and listening checks (in collaboration with an educational audiologist) to monitor the functioning of hearing assistive technology.



Dianne Clemens
Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology Supervisor