Knox County Schools' Hearing Specialists provide services and support to students who are deaf and hard-of-hearing.These services are provided itinerantly to students from mainstream general education through self-contained classes.Services include auditory training, academic support, speech/language therapy, and facilitating communication for students. Pictured below from left to right are Nicole Morton, Kiki Lee, Mary Claire Clark, Tobie Keown, (Allyson Dowell and Tonya Lee not pictured).
Certified audiologists provide audiological management of hearing-impaired students (including FM Systems), hearing aid troubleshooting, in-services for staff, represent at student IEP meetings and coordinate with outside agencies. Pictured below is Aimee Biddle, (Kristi Walden and Mary Kate Martin not pictured).
Trained technicians work in teams to provide system-wide hearing screening. Knox County Schools provide mass screening of preschool, kindergarten, second, and fourth-grade students. Pictured below from left to right are Liz Wheeler, Keona Keeble, Kristin Everling and Kim Cathey.
Educational interpreters facilitate communication for students that are deaf or hard-of-hearing in academic and non-academic settings. Interpreters will demonstrate the ability to expressively interpret classroom content and discourse and the ability to receptively interpret student or teen sign language. A trained TypeWell transcriber captures academic and non-academic discussion using advanced abbreviation software. The student simultaneously sees the transcript. It can be easily printed or saved to utilize as a study tool. Pictured below from left to right are Stephanie Bailey, Gwendolyn Headrick, Donya Walker, Rorri Miller, (Heather Murray, Maddie Andre and Rebecka Balderston not pictured).