HEARING IMPAIRED
East Baton Rouge Parish School System through the Exceptional Student Services Department  provides comprehensive services for students who are Hearing Impaired. Students who have a loss of hearing which interferes with the ability to perform academically and who meet the criteria of Bulletin 1706 qualify for services. Those students may require accommodations in the classroom, interpreters, techniques, materials and/or equipment in order to be successful in the academic setting.
Students may receive services in settings ranging from consultation with regular and special education classroom teachers to special classes in a regular school setting. Placement is determined in the IEP committee. A “cluster” concept has been initiated for students who require daily services of a teacher of the hearing impaired. This concept of clustering at one site facilitates daily resource instruction to students and provides for continued utilization of experienced regular classroom teachers from year to year.
The parish provides hearing impaired students with audiological services, classroom FM systems, interpreters, and other technology to ensure success.
Contact the Program Facilitator for Hearing Impaired for more information at Goodwood Administrative Center at (225) 929-8600.
VISUALLY IMPAIRED PROGRAM
Comprehensive services for students who are identified as Visually Impaired are provided by the Exceptional Student Services Department of the East Baton Rouge Parish School System. Students who have a loss or vision which interferes with the ability to perform academically and who meet the criteria of Bulletin 1706 qualify for services. Those students may require the use of specialized textbooks, techniques, materials and/or equipment for success in the academic environment.
Students may receive services in settings ranging from consultation with regular and special education classroom teachers to special classes in a regular school setting. Placement is determined in the IEP committee. A “cluster” concept has been initiated for students who require daily services of a teacher of the visually impaired. This concept of clustering at one site facilitates daily resource instruction to students and provides for continued utilization of experienced regular classroom teachers from year to year.
The parish provides low vision aids, Braille instruction, transcription services, Orientation & Mobility, and both hardware and software technology specific to visually impaired students.
Contact Exceptional Student Services at (225) 929-8600.