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North Central Ohio ESC

Tiffin Campus

928 W. Market Street

Tiffin, OH  44883

419-447-2927

Fax:  419-447-2825

Marion Campus

333 E. Center Street

Marion, OH  43302

740-387-6625

Fax:  740-383-4804

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Mansfield Campus

State Support Team Region 7

1495 W. Longview Avenue, Suite 200

Mansfield, OH  44906

419-747-4808

Audiology

Performs comprehensive, educationally relevant hearing evaluations

 

Makes appropriate medical, educational and community referrals

 

Educates about noise exposure and hearing loss prevention

 

Interprets Audiological assessment results to other school personnel

 

Manages the use and calibration of audiometric equipment

 

Makes recommendations for individual use of hearing aids, cochlear implants, personal amplification, group amplification and/or classroom assistive devices

 

Ensures proper fit and function of hearing aids and other auditory devices

 

Provides in-service training on hearing impairments and their implications to school personnel, children and parents

 

Analyzes classroom noise and acoustics and make recommendations for improving the listening environment

 

 

 

 

Walk4Hearing

Available when needed and only invoiced on an as needed basis

 

 

Hearing Impaired Specialist

Provides in-service training to administrators, support staff, teachers and parents

regarding the characteristics and educational implications of a hearing loss

 

Works collaboratively with building staff and parents to monitor the impact the hearing

loss may have on the student’s educational progress

 

Pre-teaches, reinforces or re-teaches content area vocabulary and concepts where language deficiencies hinder understanding

 

Modifies curriculum and materials according to the individual needs of the student

 

Creates lessons in vocabulary, oral and written language and reading skills

 

Observes the student in the classroom to evaluate attending skills, coping/repair

strategies, use of residual hearing and effectiveness of hearing equipment

 

Evaluates student’s progress through formal and informal assessments

 

Assists in the assessment and acquisition of hearing equipment

 

Assists in the development of student IEPs

 

 

Interpreting for the Hearing Impaired

Facilitatescommunication between students who are deaf and/or hard of hearing and others using sign language to convey teacher instruction and intent

 

Assists students with daily activities

 

Provides voice to sign, sign to voice oral transliterate support in class and for after school events when needed

 

Participates as a team member to plan, review and share information

 

Serves as a resource to other school personnel requiring assistance with hard of hearing and deaf student(s).