Deaf/Hard of Hearing (D/HH) Regional Program
Our program serves deaf(D) and hard of hearing (HH) students from Henry County/Martinsville City and surrounding areas from preschool through 5th grade, with support services available until 12th grade. This site is designed to share information about the different choices/aspects of education for children with a hearing loss.
Please email: Kim Myers or Victoria Clementsor call Stanleytown Elementary at (276) 629-5084* May is Better Hearing and Speech Month in the United States. Families, children and individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing, and organizations across the United States will work to raise awareness about communication disorders, available hearing technology, treatments and communication outcomes for people who are deaf and hard of hearing.* We are excited to share the following news! A new addition to Gallaudet University’s website, ASL Connect, is intended as a new resource for learning about ASL and Deaf Studies online, with all content created by Deaf, ASL-fluent scholars. ASL Connect provides a way to learn basic ASL for free, and then offers additional ASL/Deaf Studies courses at various costs. ASL is taught through watching an instructor model the signs and content in video segments/short lessons. Many are self-paced, and some allow for the signing speed to be adjusted (slow, medium, or normal speed) so you can go as fast/slow as needed. You will be required to register, but all of the basic ASL courses are free. Interested? Click on this link to learn more information about ASL Connect : https://www.gallaudet.edu/asl-connect/asl-for-free
ASL Connect is also currently developing online resources for families of Deaf children to be released in 2019. These resources are designed to support families in their journey to connect with their children through American Sign Language. They will also be offering live, one-on-one language support opportunities. If you are interested, please send an email to email@example.com to sign up for notifications of upcoming news on this developing resource.
For any specific questions on any of these Gallaudet offerings go to: firstname.lastname@example.org* The Code of Virginia at § 22.1-217.01 was amended and requires school boards to annually post information on school division websites and to inform the parents of students who are identified as hearing or visually impaired of its availability as follows:* *This site is maintained by Kim Myers -please contact her at email@example.com with any questions or comments.