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The Education Team

Education teams can be a family’s greatest asset when children are ready for school. From Early Intervention to preschool to elementary school and beyond, the best team works as a guide and partner for the challenges of helping our children with CHARGE syndrome be the best they can be.

Education teams are made up of a variety of professionals who have specialized skills to facilitate your child’s physical, education, sensory, communication, and cognitive development. Not every child will need the same professionals—some will need more, some less depending on each child’s specific needs. And those needs may change over time. For example, your child may need direct service when he or she is very young and when skills have been developed, he or she may move to needing consult services only.

Members of the education team could include:

Teacher of the Deaf http://www.handsandvoices.org

Teacher of the Visually Impaired http://www.familyconnect.org

Teacher of the Deaf-blind http://www.tsbvi.edu

Occupational Therapist http://aota.org , http://nbcot.org

Speech/language Pathologist (or Therapist) http://www.asha.org

Physical Therapist http://apta.org

Behavior Therapist http://behavior-consultant.com

Orientation and Mobility Specialist http://www.nationaldb.org

Interpreter http://www.classroominterpreting.org

School Psychologist https://www.nationaldb.org/psychological-evaluation-factsheet/

School Social Worker

Intervener http://www.intervener.org, https://nationaldb.org/,

For additional resources see our Interveners page.