Students who are Deaf and/or Hard of Hearing
What will appropriate educational programming look like for my child?
- Some parents choose to have their children attend their neighbourhood school in a typical classroom
- Some school divisions have specialized classroom placements that support students who are Deaf and/or hard of hearing from across the school division
- Some parents choose to have their children attend The Manitoba School for the Deaf (MSD) in Winnipeg. MSD offers an enriched bilingual, bicultural learning environment that helps students learn both American Sign Language (ASL) and English.
- speech - language pathologist
- consultant for the Deaf/hard of hearing
- teacher of the Deaf/hard of hearing
- computerized note-taker
- educational assistant
- support school and/or school division teams to facilitate
- appropriate communication access and development
- the use of appropriate teaching techniques and strategies
- the instruction of students who are Deaf and/or hard of hearing
- assessment and documentation of student progress
- the use of technology with students, including hearing aids, cochlear implants,
- FM/ infrared systems and videoconferencing equipment
- co-ordinate services between the home and organizations such as the Manitoba School for the Deaf, SMD Services, The Central Speech and Hearing Clinic and the regional audiologist
- provide professional development opportunities for parents and school teams.
For more information
Manitoba Education and Advanced Learning provides information about its services available for students who are Deaf and/or hard of hearing on the Manitoba Education and Advanced Learning website at: www.edu.gov.mb.ca/k12/specedu/dhh/index.html
Manitoba Education and Advanced Learning
Student Services Unit
Manitoba toll free: 1-800-282-8069 ext. 7912