Washington Deaf-Blind Project

Many people think “Helen Keller” when they see the words “deaf-blind.” But most the students who qualify for services with our deaf-blind project may have partial vision and some hearing, only a few are deaf and blind.  We know that any degree of hearing loss (deafness) and vision impairment, when combined, create unique learning challenges for children.

We can support your team:

Our Deaf-Blind Project staff will partner with you to address questions you have about a specific child or young adult. Our staff understand the unique access challenges for a student with a combined vision and hearing loss, and the impact on the development of communication, literacy and more.

A general question about next steps can happen via phone, email or video. Ask about resources related to:
• Online trainings for clock hours, re: students with complex needs (and/or deafblind)
• Accessing communication and literacy development
• Accessing the general education curriculum, including deafblind interveners
• Classroom visits to observe how the child is currently functioning and meet with the team, including family, to determine next steps
• Selection of strength-based assessments
• Discuss meaningful outcomes or goals for a child’s Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) or Individualized Education Plan (IEP)
• Modify the environment to make it easier for the child to be included in family life and/or classroom curriculum and activities
• Transition services: Start planning for life after high school

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For information contact:

Katie Humes, Director
360-947-3295

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