The Shasta County Office of Education provides educational interpreting services to students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing, as directed by their IEP and communication needs. Sign language interpreters enable students to mainstream in general education classes and participate in extra-curricular activities. Communication facilitators provide students with additional support through tutoring and Deaf mentorship.
In collaboration with Shasta County’s “Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA),” our region offers a “Communication Professional Development Center (CPDC).” The CPDC houses a media library for on-site use. The library is stocked with equipment for self-assessment of interpreting skills. A conference room adjoins the CPDC library and is available to SCOE educational interpreting and communication facilitating staff to schedule both distance and local professional development trainings. The CPDC's goal is to achieve "Educational Interpreter Certification" through professional development. Both educational interpreters and communication facilitators engage in professional development activities at the CPDC.