The IESDB Outreach Program offers preschool and community-based options for deaf & hard of hearing (D/HH) and blind & visually impaired (B/VI) children ages of 3 -5 in the state of Idaho. The D/HH programs offer total communication (sign language and speech) and auditory-oral (aural and speech) choices:
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- Vocabulary and language development.
- Introduction to basic concepts.
- Kindergarten readiness.
- Listening activities, sensory, and social skills.
The B/VI program focuses on similar goals in addition to:
- Orientation and Mobility
- Pre-Braille activities
There are several preschool and community-based centers in Idaho where we are serving 8 to 10+ children. Staff in our preschool centers and community-based includes at least one teacher and a teaching assistant. For more information, please contact the regional preschool centers.
|Region||Contact||Preschool Teacher and Program Type|
|4 - Meridian||Janna Dunagan, Total Communication|
|4 - Meridian||Joy Kane, Auditory-Oral|
|5 - Gooding Campus||Suszan Cadwell-Reed, Total Communication|
|5 - Gooding Campus||Special Nees and B/VI|
|6 - Pocatello||Donna Wesen, Total Communication|