Eastmont School District's Deaf and Hard of Hearing program provides services for students who qualify in the area of hearing loss or deafness for students identified from Preschool through High School, or age 21, depending on the individual student's needs.
A decision on a student's placement is decided after receiving input from the parents and the academic team during an IEP meeting. Students are placed in an environment that best supports their needs. All factors are taken into consideration - assistive technology, interpreters, and being with their hearing and d/hh peers.
Our philosophy is to work with families and others as a team to assess each student's individual needs and design a program that allows maximum growth and success for the students.
*Eastmont School district is staffed with:
M.A. Certified Teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Educational Sign Language Interpreters who have met state standards for Washington state.
Speech and language Pathologists who have experience working with Deaf and Hard of Hearing students.
If you have a child who is Deaf or Hard of Hearing entering preschool or Kindergarten, or if you are moving into the district at any grade level. Please contact the District Office at (509) 884-7169
Please follow the links for information that pertain to your particular situation.
For teachers who have a Deaf or Hard of Hearing student in their classroom who uses an interpreter, click here.
For teacher who have a Deaf or Hard of Hearing student in their classroom who does NOT use an interpreter, click here.