Administrators - Interpreting Social and Extra-curricular Events
School is more than a place to learn academics. Participation in social events and extra-curricular activities is necessary in order for students to develop social and leadership skills. In the long run, these skills will contribute to the student’s success in adulthood.
It is the responsibility of the educational system to provide deaf or hard of hearing students with the opportunity to enjoy and succeed in all aspects of school life, not just academics. Often students who are deaf or hard of hearing have social needs that may be more difficult to meet than their hearing peers who can interact more easily. By incorporating the use of an educational interpreter into a student’s Individual Education Plan (IEP), the school provides the deaf or hard of hearing student with academic and social opportunities equal to those of his/her hearing peers.