opportunities occur throughout the school day. All of the people that the
students and the teacher come in contact with have an impact on the educational
outcomes. Some of the support people for this teacher in this school included
but is not limited to:
The main reason
that these relationships work so well is because the deaf education teacher
works well with the other teachers and everyone is flexible. Everyone
helps out when needed and never hesitates to provide extra help or services
to students who might need it. The entire school works as a team to help
the children become successful learners. Whenever problems arise, meetings
are called and discussions ensue until a resolution can be determined.
Since the school works well as a team, there are very few problems in their
Master or mentor teachers in the building--serve
as great role models and guides to help new teachers become better educators.
They show new teachers how to plan instruction, run a classroom and be
Interpreters--provide sign language
interpreting for dead/hh students in the mainstream classroom, on the playground
and in the lunch room. They also offer support as tutors during class time
and help with extra activities or assemblies.
Principal--supports the teacher in
her daily decisions and works with the special education coordinator to
help provide the best possible education for all of the deaf/hh students.
Classroom aid--She is a deaf woman
hired to work with a deaf student who also has cerebral palsy. She also
serves as an excellent role model for the children in the classroom, as
well as providing the deaf point of view and offering opinions about teaching
methods. The teacher relies on her to give advice about how to execute
signs, or how to best explain new concepts so that the students obtain
the best possible education.
Individual mainstream teachers for
the mainstream students--the deaf education teacher works with the mainstream
teacher to develop lessons to support the learning that is occurring the
Speech Pathologist--twice a week she
provides speech services to students. She must also be available for IEP
and MFE meetings as well as parent/teacher conferences.
Occupational Therapist--provides OT
to the student with cerebral palsy.
Physical Therapist--provides PT to
the student with cerebral palsy.