Too Many Students to Serve?

The majority of itinerant teachers of the deaf/hard of hearing have caseloads of 10-25 students in 10 different buildings, with 85% of students being served 1:1 or in small groups, and about 30% of caseloads being students who are ‘deaf-plus’.

Fewer new educators of the deaf are graduating and a large number of teachers who have been in the field 20+ years will be retiring soon. Providing appropriate levels of service and support to our students and their mainstream teachers is increasingly challenging.

What is an approach to providing services that allow a realistic role for the itinerant teacher?

 

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