Low Incidence Services
Provides the following services
Works with school nursing staff to coordinate yearly hearing evaluation needs and follow-up assessment for referrals from school-managed screening programs, to help identify educationally significant hearing losses
Consults with teachers, parents and staff to discuss listening accommodations for hearing impaired students
Shares information with school personnel from outside agencies, such as the clinical audiologist, physician or speech and hearing centers
Provides information about the impact of hearing loss on classroom learning to teachers and support staff.
Evaluates the classroom/environment for noise issues
Conducts comprehensive hearing evaluations in the school setting
Provides management for hearing aid and classroom amplification technologies
Assist the educational team in program placement decisions
provides referrals to medical and community-based audiology services
Participates in multidisciplinary team meetings and the decision making process
Counsels families and students about the effects of hearing loss, both within and outside of the classroom environment.
Provides training to staff regarding classroom amplification benefits and use, strategees for classroom accommodations, and more
Educates students about hearing loss, amplification technology, and noise pollution.
Supports special education teachers and teachers of the deaf and hard of hearing
Advocates for the classroom listening needs for all students
Supports area school districts by meeting the federally mandated requirements of IDEA legislation for services delivery to students experiencing hearing loss.
Contact: [email protected]
Audiology Loaner Equipment
Loaner equipment is available to participating school districts to assist in hearing screenings of young students (Early childhood to 2nd Grade). Fun and functional, these devices are specifically designed to obtain accurate results in a method that young children find very approachable. Click here for more information on the equipment
The Educational audiologist will be available for ONE day of screening assistance per district, which could be a developmental day screening or help with the young students enrolled in the district.
Angie Ricci at [email protected] to reserve these items
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Teachers
Provide services to students identified by an IEP Team who qualify for special education and require Deaf and Hard of Hearing services. They provide consultative services to parents and educational staff.
Mary Hanson - 715-558-4131 - [email protected]
Heidi Wefel - 651-278-3493 - [email protected]
Jan Wilking - 715-296-4561 - [email protected]
Provides services to students identified by an IEP Team who qualify and require interpreting services to benefit from special education. Interpreters/Tutors work to improve, develop, restore, and maintain a student’s access to language in educational environments and provide consultative services to educational staff
Provide services to children identified by an IEP Team who qualify and require OT to benefit from special education. Occupational therapists work to improve, develop, restore, or maintain a child’s fine motor function in educational environments and provide consultative services to parents and educational staff. consistent with state and federal law, school occupational therapists are related service personnel.
Brittanee Despres - 715.419.0334 - [email protected]
Krista Moe - [email protected]
Ashley Burroughs - [email protected]
Provide services to students who qualify and who require physical therapy to benefit from special education as identified by an IEP team. Physical therapists work to improve, develop, restore or maintain a student’s motor function in educational environments. They provide consultative services to parents and educational staff. Consistent with state and federal law, school physical therapists are related service personnel.
Nancy Stellrecht - 715-641-0700 - [email protected]
Colleen Graham - 281-799-4630 - [email protected]
Brittany Iverson - [email protected]
Visually Impaired Teacher
Provides instruction to students who are identified by the Wisconsin Department of Instruction criteria as a student with a visual impairment. Instruction may include Braille, use of adaptive equipment and assistive technology, computer and typing skills, skills of daily living, use of low vision aids and other skills that are included in the Expanded Core Curriculum for Students with Visual Impairments.
Adapts materials for students with visual impairments including, tactile drawings, Braille and large print, and orders textbooks in Braille and large print.
Conducts functional vision assessment to determine how the students with visual impairments functionally use their vision to perform classroom tasks.
Consults with teachers, parents and school staff, regarding the student's needs and the accommodations that are necessary for the student to participate in his or her educational settings.
Provide training and resources to school staff and parents regarding adaptive equipment, and teaching techniques specific for students with a visual impairment.
Provides information to teachers, parent, and schools taff about the impact of a vision loss on classroom learning.
Interprets information obtained in eye reports and consults with optometrists and ophthalmologists to clarify medical information.
Participates in individual Education Planning meetings for students with visual impairments and assists the educational team in program placement decisions.
Mary Seep - 715-379-1024 - [email protected]
Orientation and Mobility Specialist (O&M)
Provides instruction to individuals with visual impairments in the use of their remaining senses to maintain orientation and travel safely in all environments. Instruction may include the use of long cane, concept and motor development, sensory development, sighted guide techniques, street crossing and route planning, use of public transportation and travel within a variety of communities. an O&M Specialist also consults with, and provides training to school staff and families of students with visual impairments as to how they can help encourage independent travel skills and make the student more independent at school, in the community, and in the home environment.
Contact Brandon Robinson for more information - 715-986-2020 ext. 2115