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.
Trained technicians work in teams to provide system wide hearing screening. Certified Audiologist and technicians also provide follow-up hearing testing. Audiologists provide audiological management of hearing impaired students (including FM Systems), inservice for staff, and co-ordinate with outside agencies.
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.
The Knox County Schools Speech/Language, Hearing and Vision Services personnel assess, identify, and program for students with communication and sensory disabilities. Our goal is to identify their needs, support their education, and facilitate their development to become active members of a diverse global society.The Knox County Schools Hearing Services Department serves students attending school in Knox County who are hearing impaired and deaf.