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Deaf - Hard Hearing Teachers

ESU 6 Hearing Resource teachers serve deaf or hard of hearing students ages birth to 21 in home-based, early childhood, general education, special education and transition settings. A Hearing Resource teacher works as part of a team and is responsible for identifying programming needs for students with a hearing loss. The teachers serve as a resource to all team members including parents, instructional and support staff, and students to provide unique information on the impact of a hearing loss on language, communication, academic and functional skill development.    

Services Provided:

A Hearing Resource teacher typically provides direct instructional support in areas directly impacted by a hearing loss:  listening, communication, language, vocabulary, reading readiness skill development, and compensatory skill development in the learning environment.  Indirect services include providing staff development and consultation to teachers, interpreters/transliterators/transcribers, parents and other staff; ensuring adequate and appropriate access to classroom information, including access to captioned media; supporting the maintenance of amplification equipment; advising on environmental adaptations; monitoring students’ functioning in the school setting; supporting parents in communication system decisions and development; and assisting students  and families  with community resources related to hearing loss.

Sheena Tripp
Jenny Owen


Southeast Nebraska Regional Program--SNRP

ESU 6 is a member of SNRP whose intent is to provide support necessary to assist students, families, professionals, and schools in fulfillment of the vision. Students who are deaf or hard of hearing in the southeast region of Nebraska will achieve success in school and in social endeavors.


Milford Office: (main office) | 210 5th St | Milford, NE 68405 | Ph: 402-761-3341 | PH: 800-327-0091 | Fx: 402-761-3279
Geneva Office: 225 N. 17th St | Geneva, NE 68361 | Ph: 402-759-3143 | Fx: 402-759-4864