Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Photo: Deaf & Hard of Hearing ServicesThe program for deaf and hard of hearing provides a continuum of educational and support services for hearing impaired students in Umatilla, Morrow, Grant, Baker, Union and Malheur counties.

Resource rooms provide direct academic instruction to severe and profoundly hearing impaired students. Mainstreamed preschool classrooms, in cooperation with Head Start, focus on the development of speech, audition and language skills. Itinerant services are provided to students who need academic support, language, auditory skills training, speech instruction, hearing aid wearer training and deaf awareness training.

Consultation services are provided to parents to help them learn how to communicate with their children and understand their children’s hearing loss. Staff also consults with school personnel about appropriate teaching methods to use with hearing impaired children. Educational interpreters are assigned to those students who need interpretation in order to access the presented curriculum.

Deafblind Services

Support for children with deafblindness and their families is available through the regional deafblind consulting teacher. Deafblindness is an ‘access to information’ disability, and the earlier support the student is provided the earlier opportunities to become an integral participator in his or her world.


Malina Lindell
Teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Philip Mills
Teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing


Eastern Oregon Regional Program Referral Form

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