Deaf/Hard of Hearing Education
What We Do
Our Deaf Education Program provides direct and consultative services to students from birth to 21 years of age who have a verified hearing loss.
What Services Do You Offer?
The program offers in-services to staff, provides input at Individual Education Program (IEP), Multidisciplinary Team (MDT), and Student Assistance Team (SAT) meetings. We also assist schools with equipment needs for deaf and hard of hearing students, and advocate for families and children who have hearing loss.
How to Contact Us
To contact the ESU #1 Deaf Educator, please call our Central Office at (402) 287-2061. Or, if you prefer, by emailing Wendy Consoli at [email protected].
How to Make a Referral
If you have concerns about your child’s hearing, please call your local school district and request an audiological evaluation. Depending on the school system, this might be the under purview of the special education director or school principal.
Resources and Links
- American Speech- Language- Hearing Association (ASHA)
- My Baby’s Hearing
- Boys Town National Research Hospital
- Northeast Nebraska Regional Program for Students who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing
- Nebraska Hands and Voices
Deaf/Hard of Hearing Staff Contacts
Wendy Consoli – Deaf Educator and Speech Department Coordinator – [email protected]
Vernae Luhr – Audiologist – [email protected]