Services are available to school aged children with a diagnosed hearing loss who live in the provinces of New Brunswick or Nova Scotia.
The APSEA itinerant teacher works within schools to provide additional support necessary for children who are deaf or hard of hearing to access educational programming. Support can include developing expressive and receptive communication, self-advocacy, auditory development, amplification management, career exploration. The itinerant teacher, as a member of the school team, provides disability-specific expertise. Service delivery can include direct instruction to the student, consultation with the school team, participation in school meetings, collaboration and/or co-teaching with classroom teachers, formal classroom observations, support for audiological equipment, in-servicing for school staff, and establishing a relationship with parents of a child who is diagnosed after school entry.
The APSEA Parent Association, which is an interprovincial association, offers support and information to parents and families with children who are deaf or hard of hearing.
- What services are available to me during my child's school career?
- My child's hearing aids/cochlear implant needs to be replaced. Will APSEA pay for this?
- Will you help my child in the classroom? What is the role of my child's itinerant teacher?
- My audiologist told me my child should have an FM / DM system. What is that? How do I get it?
- What services will my child need in school?
- Will my child be able to go to university? Will APSEA services continue there?
- Is there financial assistance available for my child in university?