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    Deaf or Hard of Hearing

    A student who is deaf or hard-of-hearing (DHH) has a hearing loss aided or unaided, that impacts the processing of linguistic information and which adversely affects performance in the educational environment. The degree of loss may range from mild to profound.  Florida State Board of Education Rule 6A-6.03013, Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.).

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    If you are a teacher for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing or an Interpreter and are seeking employment in an educational setting, investigate Volusia County Public Schools!  Our teachers and Interpreters provide support to students ages 3 through 21, who have mild to profound hearing losses, use a variety of communication modes, and attend a variety of educational settings. We provide training, mentoring and small group assistance.  Our team is supported by skilled, experienced instructional staff, audiologists, and an educational interpreter mentor. If you have never worked in a public school setting, are an experienced teacher or interpreter, or are currently enrolled in a Deaf/Hard of Hearing or Interpreter training program and would like information about employment opportunities with our Exceptional Student Education team, let us help you get started!

    DHH Program Contacts 

    Volusia County Schools ​Main Telephone Lines:
    DeLand: (386) 734-7190
    Daytona: (386) 255-6475 or (386) 258-4660
    New Smyrna Beach: (386) 427-5223
    Osteen: (386) 860-3322 
    Cynthia Sears, M.S., CCC-A/SLP
    Administrator, Speech-Language, DHH, Vision Programs
    Ext. 38338/38334
    Jennifer Valderrama, M.H.R.M.
    Certified Teacher for DHH & Vision
    Ext. 23108
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