What Is MSPSDHH?
Michigan School Professionals for Students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing (MSPSDHH) is an organization for professionals in the field of Deaf education. Members discuss and collaborate to address issues related to educational programming, early services, current special education law and various other topics related to the education of students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing.
Who Belongs to MSPSDHH?
- Program supervisors or their designee
- Members include professionals from intermediate school districts, regional service agencies, local school districts, and Michigan School for the Deaf (MSD) as well as representatives from state agencies and organizations
- Professionals from oral and total communication programs
What is the Purpose of MSPSDHH?
This organization was established in the 1970's, with a small group of program leaders meeting at the Michigan Department of Education. Since that time, it has grown in both size and structure to include approximately 70 members from intermediate school districts, regional service agencies and/or local school districts in Michigan. Meetings consist of professional development and learning, informal sharing and networking, and two business meetings per year. Professional development presentations may include instruction and practice on specific strategies, interventions, curricula, materials and service models used to promote better student outcomes. In addition, members work collaboratively to design and share professional resources and best-practice documents.
MSPSDHH works collaboratively with the Michigan Department of Education-Low Incidence Outreach (MDE-LIO), Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI), Michigan Hands & Voices, Michigan Coalition for DHH, Michigan Council for Exceptional Children-Division of Communicative Disabilities and Deafness (CEC-DCDD), as well as other professional organizations and university programs.
Annual Membership: $60.00 per year. Includes access to:
- Team Drive (lots of amazing tools that we discuss at our meetings)
- Agenda and Meeting Minutes
- Opportunity to earn SCECH'S
- E-mail Updates
Current 2019-2020 Board Members
President: Jennifer Padgett email@example.com
Secretary: Sarah Newberry firstname.lastname@example.org
Treasurer: Gretchen Schuman email@example.com
Please find a list of current MSPSDHH members under the "Contact Us" tab at the top of the website.