West 10 RDSPD Program Description 2023
The West Ten Regional Day School Program for the Deaf (RDSPD) serves 100 deaf and hard of hearing students in Katy, Bellville, Brazos, Hempstead, Royal and Sealy ISDs and Aristoi Classical Academy and Calvin Nelms Charter Schools. Centralized services are provided in the fiscal agent district, Katy ISD at Memorial Park Elementary School, West Memorial Junior High School and Taylor High School. Itinerant and parent infant services are provided in homes and campuses in all member districts.
We have a total of 438 students with hearing loss in Katy ISD. 318 are 504 students. 120 students qualify as deaf or hard of hearing. Out of the 120 students, 100 students receive services from the Regional Day School Program for the Deaf.
The program staff consists of four elementary teachers, one middle school teacher and one high school teacher, as well as four itinerant teachers, a diagnostician, an assessment clerk, a parent infant advisor, two audiologists, an audiology clerk, one speech pathologist, 7 sign language interpreters, three instructional paraprofessionals, an audiology clerk, assessment clerk, and administrative assistant. The program is administered by a Coordinator for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing , Vision Services and Assistive Technology and a Program Specialist, and a department secretary. The Jeanne Coleman Instructional Support Center also houses the offices for the itinerant Deaf and hard of hearing teachers as well as the parent infant advisor, which enables close collaboration on students. The program also accesses the services of Katy ISD staff, including an LSSP, assistive technology teams, occupational and physical therapists, etc.
Andrea Alford- Coordinator for Deaf Education/West 10 Regional Day School Program for the Deaf, Assistive Technology and Vision Services
Elizabeth Salinas - Administrative Assistant
Jennifer Magee - Deaf and Hard of Hearing Education Specialist