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, Shelly Buckley, Mary Claire Szukelewicz Clark, Janet Thurman and Tobie Keown.
Certified audiologists provide audiological management of hearing impaired students (including FM Systems), hearing aid troubleshooting, inservices for staff, represent at student IEP meetings, and co-ordinate with outside agencies. Pictured below from left to right are:
Aimee Biddle, Elizabeth Brown and Laurie Rush
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: Karen Moody, Leigh Ann Stephens, Liz Wheeler (Kristin Everling not pictured)
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, Anita Fannin, Gwendolyn Headrick, Connie Lewis, Ruby Warner, Donya Walker, Rorri Miller, Suzanne Hill, (Corbyn Gresham and Leah Leach not pictured).