Deaf/Hard of Hearing Services

Jennifer Kelly, M.S., CED

Deaf & Hard of Hearing Specialist

Jennifer

My Background Information:

  • I hold a master’s degree in Education of the Deaf/Hard of Hearing and a Pennsylvania Instructional II Certification. 
  • I am certified by the Council on Education of the Deaf (CED).
  • This is my 11th year servicing students with hearing loss.
  

Students I Serve:

  • The students I serve have unique educational needs due to their hearing loss.
  • Most students have amplification and/or assistive technology, including hearing aids, cochlear implants, and/or digital modulation (DM) systems. 

My Role:

  • Travel to all the schools within the district providing instruction and consultation for students who are deaf and hard of hearing
  • Assist deaf/hoh students through pre-teaching, vocabulary building, remedial work, or any other help they may need
  • Ensure student’s equipment, including hearing aids, cochlear implants and/or DM systems are working properly
  • Work collaboratively with teachers regarding teaching strategies and best practices for working with students who are deaf and hard of hearing
  • Create positive attitudes towards individuals with hearing loss within the school and community
  • Support communication and linguistic development through spoken language and/or sign language
  • Assess audiological implications related to speech and language development
  • Develop appropriate IEP goals related to skill deficits which have occurred as a result of the student's hearing loss
  • Provide specialized instruction related directly to the areas of need identified by present level of academic and functional performance
  • Promote a proactive partnership with the student to develop their self-esteem and encourage positive attitudes toward learning
  • Educate staff on use of hearing assistive technology


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