Hearing and Audiological Services

Educational Audiology Services:

Our Educational Audiologist facilities support for students with hearing loss within the school system.  The following services include, but are not limited to:

  • Interprets behavioral and electrophysiological evaluations for educational teams.
  • Collaborates students, families, and educational teams regarding the implications and educational impact of identified hearing loss.
  • Consults with private audiologists, medical personnel, school health nurses, and state agencies to address the student’s individual communication, academic needs.
  • Conducts hearing screenings.
  • Collaborates with manufacturers and APS personnel in the selection and use of classroom hearing amplification technology.
  • Provides training and technical assistance of hearing technology within the classroom for both the student and teachers.

Contact Information:

Dr. Gina Gomez, Audiologist
gina.gomez@apsva.us

Susan Thomas, Audiologist

susan.thomas.apsva.us

Audiology assignments November 2018

Hearing Services:

The itinerant Teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing students provides educational support to students in a variety of educational settings throughout Arlington County.  The type and level of services are determined by the IEP team and may include:

  • Direct instruction (tutoring, pre-teaching, individualized instruction).
  • Monitoring classroom performance and use of amplification equipment.
  • Teaching sign language (IEP team decision).
  • Training staff on strategies for teaching students with hearing loss.
  • Supporting and educating teachers on impact of hearing loss.
  • Teaching self-advocacy skills.

Contact Information:

Christian Nelson, Itinerant Hearing Specialists

christian.nelson@apsva.us

Eileen Warren, Itinerant Hearing Specialists

eileen.warren@apsva.us

Laura Yellin, Itinerant Hearing Specialists

laura.Yellin@apsva.us

 

Department for the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing