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Subject: Deaf/Hard of Hearing/ECSE Parent Education 

Source: Barbara Garrison, MSD Superintendent

Intended Audience: School Administrators, Directors of Special Education, Medicaid Providers

Date: January 7, 2008

Children ages 0-5 who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing and their families are eligible for outreach services through the Missouri School for the Deaf's Resource Center.  Trained parent advisors visit the child's home on a weekly basis to instruct parents on a variety of issues that are unique to children who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing.  This instruction is based on a nationally recognized curriculum (SKI*HI) and includes topics such as language and communication development, the use of hearing aids, cochlear implants, etc.  School districts are encouraged to contact MSD if they know of any families who may benefit from the program.

For additional information, please contact Robyn Fleming, Lead Parent Advisor for the Missouri School for the Deaf, at (816) 324-3732, e-mail: moparlf@hotmail.com; or the Resource Center on Deafness at rcd@msd.dese.mo.gov.

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Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Division of Special Education
P.O. Box 480
Jefferson City, MO 65102
Email:  webreplyspe@dese.mo.gov
Phone: 573-751-5739   Fax:  573-526-4404

 

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