About DH/H

Specialized Instruction

A wide range of services are available to support students who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing in academic and social situations. These services include:

  • Small group instruction
  • Sign language interpreter services
  • Facilitation of foundational listening and spoken language skills
  • Social and self advocacy skills

All specialized instruction is designed to meet each student’s individual needs.


Deaf and Hard of Hearing services are available for children who:

  • Meet State Eligibility Criteria for Deaf and Hard of Hearing documented by an Audiologist
  • Have been evaluated by an Audiologist and a Teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
  • Are age birth to 21
  • Meet residency requirements

For an evaluation contact the students teacher.

Technology Support

Students with hearing loss may be eligible for assistive technology.

Areas Served

Areas served include Deschutes, Crook, Wheeler, Jefferson, Harney, Gilliam and Sherman Counties as well as the The Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs.

Deafblind Services

Support for children with deafblindness and their families is available through the regional consulting deafblind teacher.  Consultation and support is also provided to the general education teacher and/or any other ancillary staff involved with developing and implementing a cohesive educational intervention program for the deafblind student.  Deafblindness is an “access to information” disability and the earlier supports can be put into place, the earlier opportunities to communicate and move can be established. A team approach developed as early as possible increases the child’s chance to be an integral participator in his world.