Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Connie Egleston -Coordinator Speech Language, Autism, Twice Exceptional
Brooke Cunningham - Coordinator Speech Language, ELA
- Frances Woolery-Jones, Secondary Special Education Director
The Cherry Creek School District will identify students with hearing loss, and provide opportunities for these students to utilize their strengths while addressing their individual needs.
Services are provided in a continuum of environments ranging from self-contained to full inclusion settings, based upon the needs of the student.
Individualized instruction specifically focuses on the areas of language, speech, auditory skills, lip-reading, academics and social-emotional development.
- Center-Based Programming
- Resource Classrooms
- Itinerant Services
- Consultative Services
- Collaborative and Team Teaching
- Licensed Educational Sign Language and Oral Interpreters
- Licensed Speech-Language Specialists
- Licensed Audiologists
- Modified and Adapted Curriculum
- Sign Language Classes
- Student Advocacy
- Socialization with Peers
- Licensed Teachers of the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing
- Hearing Screenings and Evaluations
- Evaluations for and Fitting of Assistive Hearing Devices
- Screenings for Central Auditory Processing
- Workshops on Hearing Loss and Hearing Conservation
- Consultative Services
- Habilitation Services including Speech, Auditory and Language Development
Integrated programming is available to maximize students' abilities to communicate and interact successfully. The students' needs will direct the methods used to develop a well-rounded individualized program. The focus involves strengthening each student's ability in the areas of hearing, listening, language, academics, and social-emotional development.
DID YOU KNOW?
- Over 30,000 students are screened yearly by the audiology department
- Over 500 students receive free comprehensive hearing evaluations yearly
- More than 75 students have hearing loss as their primary area of disability in the Cherry Creek Schools
- Cherry Creek Schools provide and facilitate social opportunities for our students to meet with other deaf and hard-of-hearing students and adults
- District teachers of the deaf and hard-of-hearing help coordinate and locate interpreters for students and families who use sign language
- Service providers help students and their families learn about community resources for services including financial assistance and counseling
Implementing the Deaf Child's Bill of Rights: A Guideline for Schools
Resource Guide for Families of Children who are Deaf/Hard of Hearing
SIGN LANGUAGE INTERPRETER OR OTHER AUXILIARY AIDS SERVICES
To request Sign Language Interpreter Services or other Auxiliary Aids/Services for a school district activity or event, please contact the District Lead Interpreter, Ms. Pat Himes, at (720) 886-2444 or the Coordinator of Special Education for Deaf/Hard of Hearing, Connie Egleston (720) 886-7025, Brooke Cunningham (720)554-4338