Educational Services and Support
The educational team, including the family members and professionals, is a community whose collaborative efforts and expertise foster the cognitive and social development of learners. This team is made up of a variety of highly qualified professionals, which will focus on the learner’s educational needs. Below, you will find information about some of the service providers working with students who are deaf/hard of hearing and/or blind/visually impaired.
Teacher of the Deaf (TOD) (D/HH)
Learn more about how to become a Teacher of the Deaf and what is included in their roles and responsibilities to help a learner develop skills to become independent in life.
Related service members (B/VI and D/HH)
Explore other qualified professionals that provide services to support learners in their educational setting.
Teacher of Students with Visual Impairments (TVI) (B/VI)
Learn more about how to become a Teacher of Students with Visual Impairments and what is included in their roles and responsibilities to help a learner develop skills to become independent in life.
Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialist (COMS) (B/VI)
Learn more about the services provided by the Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialist that help develop a learner’s traveling skills, in both their education and community settings.
(Joint committee of ASHA and Council on Education of the Deaf)
Learn more about the roles of speech-language pathologists and teachers of the deaf on educational teams in facilitating the communicative competence development (the ability to understand and use one or more languages effectively) of the learners who are DHH.
(Educational Audiology Association)
Learn more about the services provided by educational audiologists and teachers of the deaf, the potential collaborative activities provided by educational audiologists and teachers of the deaf that can support the learner who are DHH.