Deaf-Blind Support

Deaf-Blind Support 2017-10-02T08:56:18+00:00

We can support your team by:

WSDS/Deaf-Blind Project staff will partner with your team to address specific challenges you are experiencing with a child or young adult who is deaf-blind. Our staff understand the uniqueness of deaf-blindness and the profound impact that a combined vision and hearing loss can have on all areas of development.

Services support children and youth, birth to 21 years.

WA State Services for Children with Deaf-Blindness (Deaf-Blind Project)
Katie Humes, Director
425-917-7828 (voice)
khumes@psesd.org

Standard Program Services:

  • Technical assistance provided via phone or email consultation
  • Online trainings
  • Lending Library
  • Transition Services
  • WA Deaf-Blind Child Count (census)

Fee For Service:

These services are also available to school districts for a fee.   Please contact khumes@psesd.org to review and initiate a contract:

  • Onsite Consultation Services
  • Classroom visit to observe how the child is currently functioning and meet with the team to determine next steps
  • Conduct an evaluation in specific areas (e.g. communication, vision)

And, support the child’s team and family to:

  • Develop an appropriate assessment battery
  • Establish a workable communication system or improve an existing one
  • Develop outcomes or goals for a child’s Individualized Family Service Plan or Individualized Education Plan
  • Modify the environment to make it easier for the child to be included in family life or the general classroom curriculum
  • Start planning for life after high school