About SOC

  • Statewide Outreach Center (SOC) at Texas School for the Deaf was formed to share the resources and expertise working with students who are deaf and hard of hearing, their families, and professionals across the state. We work collaboratively with a variety of agencies, family-focused groups, and schools across Texas to provide a network of support, information, and resources for those who need it.

    With support from partners, SOC focuses on statewide services to improve educational outcomes for students who are deaf or hard of hearing in Texas. Services are for three primary audiences: the students, their families, and the professionals who serve them.

    Please contact us with your questions and comments, and sign up to receive SOC's newsletter on all issues related to Deaf and Hard of Hearing Education in Texas.

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    Dr. Bobbie Beth Scoggins - female with blonde hair and red shirt smilingBobbie Beth Scoggins. Ed.D.

    Director, Statewide Outreach Center
    Texas School for the Deaf
    email icon bobbiebeth.scoggins@tsd.state.tx.us
    (512) 462-5329 (T)
    (512) 410-1162 (VP)


    Our Goals at the Statewide Outreach Center are:

    • To direct you to the appropriate agency, program, service, information, or resource needed to serve deaf and hard of hearing students anywhere in the state.

    • To provide programs and services designed specifically for families and their deaf and hard of hearing children (birth – twenty-two) who attend schools and educational programs throughout Texas.

    • To deliver training for professional development and support.

    • To create resources and materials readily available to you online.

    • To extend access to SOC resources, programs, and services through events in a variety of locations statewide and through technology for video-conferencing opportunities.

    • To collaborate with programs throughout the state to provide the most effective and efficient services.

    • To increase awareness that each deaf and hard of hearing student can achieve his/her full potential when provided appropriate educational opportunities.