Round-the-clock care is provided by registered nurses who administer medication and care for injured or ill students. When necessary, a licensed interpreter from Iowa School for the Deaf accompanies students to local medical and dental appointments. Annual vision and dental screenings are held at the health center. Local pediatricians, psychologists, occupational and physical therapists and other healthcare professionals are utilized as needed.
Health Center Contact
Videophone: (712) 560-3971
The local area education agency audiologist is housed on campus and provides hearing evaluations, hearing aid troubleshooting and other services without charge. Fees may apply if repairs or constructing ear molds are required.
ISD speech-language pathologists support communication development in and out of the classroom by conducting evaluations, developing goals and providing therapy tailored to individual student needs. Services include: articulation, receptive and expressive language development in ASL and English, aural (re)habilitation, social language and use of alternative communication devices.
For ISD students, a comprehensive evaluation is held every three years to develop the most effective Individual Education Program (IEPs are reviewed annually). Areas of progress reviewed include academic performance, audiological, psycho/social, speech/language, transition and health aspects of the student.