Welcome Wednesday, December 11, 2013 7:26:09 PM
Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services
For more information, contact Susie Tiggs, Statewide Lead for Communication Access, Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services. Statewide leadership in addressing identified areas of need in special education services is provided through eleven functions and five projects directed by the various ESCs. Their primary responsibility is to provide leadership, training, technical assistance, and the dissemination of information throughout the state. The ESCs coordinating these statewide leadership functions and projects are responsible for the implementation of many of the state's continuous improvement activities.
Though both functions and projects provide statewide leadership, ESC function leads establish and coordinate a 20-region network.
This ensures ongoing communication among ESCs about state-level needs assessment processes and planning, as well as implementing and evaluating statewide activities. Project leadership is focused on a specific activity.
The Services for the Deaf - Communication Access function provides leadership to the 20-region network to ensure communication access to students who are deaf or hard of hearing in the public schools in Texas.
Contact information for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing contacts at each of the 20 Education Service Centers can be accessed here: DHH Contact 2013-2014 Directory
It is time to complete the new Needs Assessment. This year we have three options. Please complete the Needs Assessment that is applicable to you! These will remain open until November 18. 2013.
Upcoming Workshops and Conferences
Signing Exact English (SEE) Skillshop 2014
(registration available Spring 2014)
June 23-27 - North Texas
July 7-11 - Austin
Communication Skills Workshops 2014
(Registration available Spring 2014; dates to be determined)
Week 1 - Teachers of ASL, Parents of Deaf children and Deaf Education Teachers
Week 2 - Non Certified Interpreters and Certified Interpreters-Level I/II/III, Basic
Week 3 - Non Certified Interpreters and Certified Interpreters-Level I/II/III, Basic
Other Deaf and Hard of Hearing Statewide Leadership Resources ESC 10 Early Intervention/Preschool ESC 20 Access to the General Curriculum TEA Deaf Services