Jamie Bozarth

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Facilitator

There are a diverse number of special education services that can be provided via telepractice, including those for students who are deaf and hard of hearing (DHH). In order to provide services via telepractice a facilitator on the student’s side is essential. The facilitator will create the learning environment and support the teacher with any tasks needed. Finding and training the right facilitator for these students to support DHH teletherapy sessions can be challenging, but Teachers for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing can facilitate this process. The school district will determine which staff members would be available to facilitate a DHH session. Facilitators may be interpreters, paraprofessionals, special education teachers, or administrators. DHH teachers can provide guidance when selecting and training facilitators to enable students to fully access the lessons and be successful in their teletherapy sessions.

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