Hawaii School for the Deaf and the Blind - AFB Directory Profile
Hawaii School for the Deaf and the Blind
3440 Leahi Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96815
(808) 733-4999 (Local)
(808) 733-4824 (Fax)
The Hawaii School for the Deaf and Blind is an public education facility that provides servies to the islands' deaf, blind, and deaf-blind students. In addition to testing hearing and vision, HCDB performs academic and speech/language assessments, classroom observations, and parent interviews to help determine the best way that Hawaii's public schools can serve deaf and blind students.
Contact local school for program information and additional services, or Hawaii School for the Deaf and the Blind.
Hours of operation: Mon.-Fri. 7:30 AM-4:30 PM Hawaii time.
Staff description: 2 diagnostic/technical assistance resource teachers at HCDB to serve statewide.
Geographic area served: Hawaii.
Sydney Dickerson, Administrator, firstname.lastname@example.org
Kristin Oien, Resource Teacher, Visually Impaired/Orientation and Mobility, email@example.com
Christian Yates, Hearing Impairment/Visual Impairment Specialist, firstname.lastname@example.org
Services for Children
- Performs academic and speech/language assessments, classroom observations, and parent interviews to help determine the best way that Hawaii's public schools can serve deaf and blind students. Assessment provided by diagnostic team (psychologist, social worker, family educator, teacher for visually impaired students, orientation and mobility instructor, teacher for hearing impaired students, speech pathologist, audiologist).
- Offers counseling services.
- Education Services
- Offers technical assistance for braille, orientation and mobility, and other special skills blind children need to function in public schools. Provides educational materials for inclusion programs.
- Employment/Job Training
- Provides transition services.
- Support for Parents
- Provides technical; assistance to parents of deaf, hard-of-hearing, blind, partially-sighted and deaf-blind students. Offers home visits and parent training that prepares children for successful entry into the educational system and provides adult role models including individuals who are deaf, hard-of-hearing, blind, partially-sighted and deaf-blind to promote the development of students’ identity and independence as citizens.
Services for Professionals
- Consultation/Technical Program Assistance
- Provides consultation to local schools. Provides technical assistance and consultative expertise to Hawaii's teachers and districts serving deaf, hard-of-hearing, blind, partially-sighted and deaf-blind students, including curricular support; computer technology support; educational interpreters; and behavior management support.