We can support your team by:

Offering observation and consultation and/or training to:

  • General Education Teachers
  • Special Education Teachers
  • Educational Interpreters
  • Speech/Language Pathologists
  • Program Administrators
  • Family Resources Coordinators
  • School Psychologists

Child-Specific Services (ages birth to 21):

  • Classroom observations and recommendations
  • Resource recommendations, curriculum and materials
  • IFSP/IEP/504 development and transition support
  • Evaluations: speech, academic, psychological, language (including ASL), listening skills and equipment
  • Audiology/technology support

Program-Specific Services:

  • American Sign Language/English bilingual education
  • Listening/Spoken Language education
  • Signing Exact English education

For information regarding a child between Birth to 5 years, contact:
Kris Ching: 360-418-4292 or kris.ching@cdhl.wa.gov

For information regarding a child between 6 to 21 years, contact:
Carol Carrothers: 855-342-1670 or carol.carrothers@cwu.edu

Academic & Intellectual: 
Our Outreach Team School Psychologist with fluent signing skills can provide academic and intellectual evaluation services and social-emotional adjustment and adaptive functioning. This includes assessing students’ current level of intellectual and academic functioning, assisting with determination of the students’ disability category, and assisting with educational programming as needed.

Speech Language:
Our speech-language pathologists provide partial or comprehensive speech-language evaluations and consultative services. Evaluations may address the following skills: spoken English, auditory comprehension, phonemic awareness, grammar and syntax, vocabulary (spoken and/or signed), and the functional use of communication skills in social situations. A written report with a summary of findings and recommendations will be provided with each evaluation.

Our behavior specialist (with fluent signing skills) can provide a functional behavioral assessment.

ASL Language:
An ASL Specialist provides evaluation services to assess students’ current level of functioning in receptive and expressive use of ASL. This includes assistance with educational programming as needed (review of educational and pertinent files, individual testing, scoring and interpretation, report writing and feedback meeting with students, parents and professionals).

Our audiologist can provide a Functional Listening Evaluation to determine how much a student is able to access of spoken instruction and conversation, classroom acoustic evaluation, evaluations of FM systems and hearing aid functioning.

Our transition specialist can provide evaluations in transition, and transition planning.

Educational Interpreters:
Our certified interpreter can provide evaluations of your school district interpreters who have supervisors who don’t know how to sign.  These can be ASL/SEE or Contact Signing.  These evaluations can also be done to support the district interviewing process.

Program Strengths and Weaknesses:
Our team can provide program evaluations, which involve observations of the physical setting, student groupings, and the instructional model used.  It also includes curriculum evaluation and both formative and summative assessment input.

  • Audiology
  • Assessment
  • Bilingual (ASL/English)
  • Birth to 5
  • Educational Interpreting
  • Listening and Spoken Language
  • Counseling
  • Curriculum
  • Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program Administration
  • Multiple Disabilities including deafness
  • Psychology
  • Signing Exact English
  • Speech Language Pathology
  • Literacy for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children
  • Transition 18 – 21

The Deaf and Hard of Hearing Directory includes the following school personnel:
Teachers of the Deaf
Educational Interpreters

Download a copy of the spreadsheet

*Please email directory updates to christy.camarata@cwu.edu

Lending Library from CDHY Outreach

We maintain a lending library of videos, books, curricula, and articles that Washington State residents can access free of charge. This library is designed to serve the needs of parents, professionals, paraeducators and administrators who live with or work with children and young adults who are deaf or hard of hearing.  If you would like to borrow materials, please email Christy Camarata at christy.camarata@cwu.edu or call (509) 963-1670 and we will mail them to you. Materials can be loaned out for a one month period of time. You will be responsible for mailing the materials back to us.

View the D/HH Resources List (PDF)

We maintain several free email listservs for family members and professionals to share information, ask questions, and discuss concerns. To subscribe to any of these, email Christy Camarata at christy.camarata@cwu.edu or call (509) 963-1670 and tell her which one you’d like to join.

Listservs on deaf/hard of hearing topics include:

  • TOD (for teachers of the deaf)
  • EdTerps (for educational interpreters)
  • EdAud (for educational audiologists)
  • Parents (for parents, other family members)
  • SLP (for speech/language pathologists)
  • Psych (for educational psychologists)
  • Itod (itinerant teachers of the Deaf)
  • RESPECT (DHH program administrators only)