California Deafblind Services

Who's Who: Teacher of the Deaf/Hard of Hearing

Teacher of the deaf/hard of hearing (posted 2/16/10)
Cristi Mercedes Saylor, M.S., M.A., D/HH Itinerant Teacher 

View parts 1, 2, and 3 below on this webpage, or click on the lower right hand corner of each video for fullscreen or to watch on YouTube.

Part 1 (Video length: 5:43)


  • Are there different names and/or acronyms for your discipline?
  • Can you describe your role and responsibilities when serving students who are deaf-blind?
  • What is unique about your discipline as compared to other related disciplines?
  • What knowledge and skills do you think you bring to a student's educational team?

Part 2 (Video length: 9:56)


  • Do you do anything differently when working with students who are deaf-blind?
  • Do your services vary on students' age? And if so, how?
  • When sharing your expertise with educational teams and a student's family members, how do you make sure your goals and activities are integrated into a student's home and school life?

Part 3 (Video length: 7:26)


  • Are there any misconceptions about your discipline that you'd like to clarify?
  • Is there anything else you'd like to leave us with before we end?