Faculty Expertise/Professional Development

Beverly School for the Deaf (BSD) faculty and staff are highly skilled, certified, and caring professionals with experience in language and communication development and behavior management. We provide ongoing professional development as an integral part of the weekly schedule. Each morning faculty and staff are provided professional trainings and development opportunities to maintain and expand knowledge related to communication strategies, Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC), Sign Language, educational needs, therapeutic areas, behavioral supports, collaboration, and other school-wide requirements. Staff also participates in off-site workshops and conferences which enhance their skills working with children with special developmental, language and communication needs.

The following professionals support the needs of all students at BSD.

  • Certified Teachers of the Deaf
  • Certified Special Education Teachers
  • Deaf Education Specialists
  • Paraprofessionals
  • Speech and Language Therapists and SLPAs
  • Occupational Therapist and COTAs
  • Physical Therapist and PTAs
  • School Counselor
  • Clinical Coordinator (BCBA)
  • Clinical Director (BCBA-D)
  • Curriculum Coordinator
  • Registered Nurse & LPNs
  • Library/Media Specialist
  • Vocational Specialist
  • Educational Audiologist