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Powell River Board of Education
Learners Preparing for the Challenges of Tomorrow
Deaf and Hard of Hearing

A student is considered to be deaf or hard of hearing if there is a medically diagnosed hearing loss that results in such a substantial difficulty that he/she requires direct, frequent, and ongoing support from a Teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.

The educational program of a deaf or hard of hearing student includes the regular program and may include specific instruction in language development, auditory management, speech reading, sign language, and/or deaf culture.

Most, but not all, hearing losses are detected prior to students entering the school system. All students referred to Special Services require a vision and hearing screening. If there are concerns about an individual student's hearing that are not addressed by a hearing screening, referrals for the Teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing can be made through the School Based Team to Special Services.

Powell River Board of Education

4351 Ontario Avenue, Powell River, BC, V8A 1V3 |Phone: (604) 485-6271 Fax: (604) 485-6435 | Email: info@sd47.bc.ca