STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES

Indiana School for the Deaf provides support, assistance and resources for enrolled students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing. The school offers support services including assessments, audiology, case conferences, guidance counseling, interpreter services, physical/occupational therapy, and speech/language.

ASSESSMENT TEAM

The Assessment Team’s main function is to provide enrollment, annual, and requested in-depth assessments to all ISD students, utilizing a multi-disciplinary approach.  The team also discusses referrals for types of evaluations done by team members.

Who is on the Assessment Team?

AUDIOLOGY

ISD offers audiology services by certified and licensed audiologists. Audiologists at ISD provide direct student services to address IEP goals and objectives. Our audiologists monitor the hearing levels of our students and manage the technology our students may use. They may also facilitate the fitting of new hearing technology and collaborate with other audiologists all over the state in an effort to optimize the use of listening devices.Audiology staff members also provide audiological assessment, hearing aid and cochlear implant support at school, staff training and consultation, and parent consultation. 

 

ISD’s Audiologists are English/American Sign Language bilinguals and have experience and training in school age audiology, bilingual bimodal language and listening development in Deaf and Hard of Hearing students.Each speech language pathologist and audiologist works closely with an ASL Specialist and a Bilingual Educator for assessing and developing both American Sign Language and written/spoken English.

Audiologist

SHANNON STAFFORD

Audiologist

LINDA CHARLEBOIS

CASE CONFERENCES

Indiana School for the Deaf (ISD) provides students with a quality education in the Least Restrictive Environment (LRE).ISD case conference staff and administrators work closely with students and their families to ensure each child’s individual needs are being met as described in the child’s Individualized Education Program (IEP). Case Conference administrators are responsible for legal compliance. Their role is to facilitate and ensure that all legally mandated annual Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) are complete. Please refer to the Procedural Safeguards and Article 7, Indiana’s Special Education Rules, for information on the case conference process and the rights of parents and guardians.

IEP Administrator

CYNTHIA FLOYD

IEP Administrator

BETH FIELDS

IEP Support Specialist

CATHERINE RAHN

GUIDANCE COUNSELING

The guidance program is designed to assist middle school and high school students with intellectual, social and personal growth. The program also assists students in making informed and individually appropriate social, educational and vocational choices.

 

Guidance services offered:

  • Meet with students prior to and during the registration process, inform the students of classes relative to course selection

  • Provide transcripts for parents, students or other schools upon requested.

  • Provide individual counseling for students regarding scheduling and different types of diplomas and certificates along with the student and his/her parent/guardian.

  • Direct students to provide them with sources of vocational/technical schools and colleges.

  • Assist students with ACT registration

  • Meet with students individually or in groups to discuss credits, courses and entrance exams required by colleges and technical schools.

 

The guidance program offers a number of other services.

Transitional Specialist

DONNA SAATY

INTERPRETER SERVICES

Mission

ISD Interpreting Services strives to provide consistent, high quality interpreting services within the bilingual  and bicultural school environment so that everyone can be seen, heard and understood.

The Interpreting Services Office is committed to providing interpreting for ISD students, families, and staff members. The interpreting services office also provides foreign language interpreters, certified deaf interpreters and translates documents as needed.  Contact us for information about the interpreting process and best practices, community resources, and advocacy.

Office Hours 

Mon-Fri: 8:00am - 4:00pm
Sat & Sun: Closed

 

Office Numbers

317-550-4823 (V)
317-493-0492 (VP)

 

Office Email Address

interpreters@isd.k12.in.us

ASL Interpreter

BETHANY JAMISON

ASL Interpreter

CHRISTINA DAMMARELL

Spanish Interpreter

RAYMUNDO GONZALEZ

ASL Interpreter

CARRIE MARTIN

ASL Interpreter

MELISSA HOPPER

ASL Interpreter

KYNDAL GONZALEZ

ASL Interpreter

ERIC O'DELL

PHYSICAL AND OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY

School based occupational and physical therapists collaborate with parents and educational staff to help implement each student’s Individualized Educational Program (IEP). When necessary, therapists may also partner with other staff members to modify the child’s routine or environment to foster more independence within the educational environment.  

 

Physical Therapy at Indiana School for the Deaf (ISD) aims to assist students with improvements in areas such as coordination, balance, strength and flexibility.

 

Occupational Therapy at Indiana School for the Deaf (ISD) provides students with assistance in areas such as fine motor coordination and sensory-motor processing.

 

These services allow students to fully participate in their educational programs. Additionally, physical therapy and occupational therapy staff members are English/American Sign Language bilinguals. 

Contract

OT/PT

PAULA BERRY

Contract

Physical Therapist

JEANNE GOLDNER

Contract

Occupational Therapist

LORI KIEL

SPEECH AND LANGUAGE

ISD offers speech language therapy by certified and licensed speech language pathologists. Speech therapists provide assessment, direct student services and consultation to address IEP goals and objectives. Speech therapists also document and report progress to parents. Speech therapy staff are English/American Sign Language bilinguals. Each speech therapist has experience and training in bilingual bimodal language development in Deaf and Hard of Hearing students.  

 

ISD's speech language pathologists and audiologists work closely with an ASL Specialist and a Bilingual Educator for assessing and developing both American Sign Language and written/spoken English.

Speech Language Therapist

CASEY SPELMAN

Speech Language Therapist

LINDSEY PFLEDDERER

Speech Language Therapist

KATEY KELLENHER

1200 E 42nd St
Indianapolis IN 46205

Voice: 317-550-4800

Videophone: 317-565-4473

Fax: 317-644-1841

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