The Virginia Network of Consultants for Professionals Working with Children Who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing



VNOC provides consultant services for children who are deaf and hard of hearing in school divisions and state operated programs in Virginia to promote and enhance educational services for the child or provide needed training for personnel.  VNOC is funded by a grant from the Virginia Department of Education and is operated using a reimbursement process through the Technical Assistance Center for Children Who Are Deaf and Hard of Hearing at the Partnership for People with Disabilities at Virginia Commonwealth University.

Major Activities

  • VNOC consultations may include observation, assessment and recommendations for services specific to a child and/or professional development to support personnel who work with students who are deaf and hard of hearing. VNOC professionals have expertise in one or more of the following areas as they relate to children who are deaf and hard of hearing
  • Instructional strategies
  • Sign language proficiency/interpreting
  • Communication methodologies (American Sign Language, Signed English, Contact Variety Sign Language, Cued Speech, Listening and Spoken Language)
  • Amplification needs, assistive technology
  • Meeting the needs of students with cochlear implants
  • Assessment (educational, psychological, communication/language, speech, socio-emotional)


Tracey Yurechko
Educational Specialist
Phone: 804-828-1342