Where do deaf educators work?
Deaf educators work in several different settings. They work in private schools for the deaf such as the Pennsylvania School for the Deaf in Philadelphia, St. Joseph Institute for the Deaf in St. Louis, or the Learning Center for Deaf Children in Framingham, MA, or the John Tracy Clinic in Los Angeles. They work in state-supported residential schools for the deaf such as the Texas School for the Deaf in Austin, the Maryland School for the Deaf in Frederick, or the California School for the Deaf in Fremont.
Oklahoma School for the Deaf

Most states have a residential school for the deaf, which provides educational services to deaf and hard of hearing children throughout the state.

Deaf educators also work throughout our public school system in various roles. Deaf educators who work in public school settings often are itinerant teachers who travel, much like speech pathologists, from school to school providing consultation and individual services. In addition, Deaf educators working in public schools serve as resource room teachers, providing academic support for children mainstreamed into the regular education classes. And, sometimes, especially when there is a magnet program with a large enrollment of deaf and hard of hearing students, deaf educators teach self-contained classes similar to other teachers in the public school setting.










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