Outreach » Birth to 5

Birth to 5

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0-5 Parent Outreach logo Tennessee Schools for the Deaf Statewide 0 – 5 Parent Outreach Services provide support, resources, and information that is focused on the unique needs of children birth-to-five who are deaf, hard of hearing, or deaf-blind and their families. We collaborate and consult with programs the family is already involved with and all Local Education Agencies.



Tracy Duncan
Educational Consultant


Middle TN



Kristy Murdock
Educational Consultant


West TN



Alisa Weeks
Educational Consultant


East TN



Services include:


  •  Complementary partnership with Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI), TN Early Intervention System (TEIS), Early Intervention Resource Agencies (EIRAs), TN Department of Health (DOH), audiology and speech providers
  • Parent Activities
  • Professional Workshops
  • Underserved areas prioritized
  • Family Surveys
  • Public School (3-5) collaboration / consultation with preschool and Head Start programs
  • Program partnerships
  • IFSP, Transition Process, IEP, and 504 consultation
  • Deaf Adult Role Model – hearing families and deaf adults communicate informally over social media, thus providing opportunities to ask questions, learn from, and engage with deaf, hard of hearing, or deaf-blind individuals in their own community
  • Annual Summer Family Learning Weekend
  • Distance learning
  • American Sign Language (ASL) distance sign language classes utilizing the Bravo Family Video Course