School training a deaf child

Please forward this error screen to 78. Support meetings for school training a deaf child conducted in various locations across the state throughout the school year. These meetings are established to provide parents and families opportunity to collaborate with other parents, professionals, and organizations supporting families of students who are deaf or hard of hearing.

An annual event providing a fun filled weekend involving activities for the entire family. Programs and activities are provided for all ages designed to give both parents and siblings opportunity to increase the understanding and knowledge necessary for meeting the needs of deaf and hard of hearing children. For more information contact Paula Wagner, Parent Outreach Coordinator. Newsletters are published monthly from August through June presenting peer reviewed parenting tips provided by The Parent Institute. Monthly publications focus on early childhood, elementary, middle and high school students. Quarterly activity calendars are also available for download at our website.

Tennessee School for the Deaf offers three summer camp opportunities. Junior camp is for students entering grades 5, 6, 7, and 8. Senior Camp is for students entering grades 9, 10, 11, and 12. Hard-of-Hearing students with one or more disabilities. Students entering grades 7-12 are accepted. Sibshops are high-energy, pedal to the metal, fun programs for siblings of children with special needs. While they are not therapy, many parents report that they are therapeutic in nature.

We play fun games, create delicious meals or snacks together, and share in peer-support activities. Teen Sibshops are similar to the ones for younger children in that they offer fun, food and fellowship for teenagers ages 14 — 18 who have siblings with special needs. We still play games, but they are geared towards the older sibs. The Summer Institute for Educational Interpreters is a four day training held in June.

This training is sponsored by the State Department of Education and the Tennessee School for the Deaf. The Institute is open to all interpreters. Participants will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis, with priority given to those educational interpreters currently working in Tennessee’s schools. Edterp is a listserv for educational interpreters in the state of Tennessee. The EIPA is offered to interpreters who live or work in Tennessee. Test dates are publicized on the TSD home page as well as to subscribers to EDTERP.

TSD Communication Specialists will provide regional trainings and in-services upon request. TSD offers evening sign language classes on the Knoxville campus to parents and community members several times a year. Contact Crista Duncan at or Sheila Franklin for more information. These assessments will be conducted at TSD by our staff.