Pupil Personnel Services

The Pupil Personnel Services Department at St. Mary's School for the Deaf focuses on applying the latest audiological, medical, social, developmental and psychological knowledge to the learning, behavioral and growth characteristics of our Deaf, Hard-of-Hearing and Functionally Deaf students. The Department has clinics that are equipped for specialized evaluations of our students, and prospective students. This Department coordinates the intake process and evaluations of new students entering St. Mary's School for the Deaf and provides a wide range of support services for all students.


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Richard Szafranek
Director of Pupil Personnel Services
St. Mary's School for the Deaf


Services We Provide:

  • Adapted Physical Education
  • Audiology / Hearing Screenings; Newborn Screening/OAE/ABR, Hearing Aid/BAHA Troubleshooting, Cochlear Implant Mapping
  • Counseling / Play Therapy
  • Ears Nose Throat Consultations 
  • Educational Evaluations 
  • Mental Health / Case Review Team 
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Orientation / Mobility
  • Parent Education 
  • Physical Therapy
  • Psychiatric Consultation Services 
  • Psychological Evaluations 
  • Registered Nursing 
  • Social Workers
  • Speech & Language Pathologists
  • Transition Coordination 
  • Vision Therapy Services
  • Vocational Evaluations 

These support services are provided primarily for our students and their families on both a routine or referral basis. However, a limited number of outside referrals are accepted from local school districts, clinics and/or physicians. Diagnostic Audiology for infants is also emphasized at St. Mary's School for the Deaf. These hearing evaluations are provided for high-risk infants at no cost to their families. Referrals can be made by the Child's family or private medical doctor.