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