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The mission of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program is to teach children with a hearing loss to be able to communicate effectively by developing spoken language and listening skills. Children with mild to profound hearing losses using appropriate amplification are given access to spoken language through strong speech, language and auditory training focusing on individual needs, family concerns and involvement. Services are individualized to meet each individual goals, including:
- Accredited auditory-oral special day classes for children 18 months to age seven
- Emphasis on the development of spoken language and listening skills through a child-centered and academically rich curriculum.
- Daily individual speech/language therapy and auditory training.
- Mainstreaming opportunities with the regular education preschool.
- Assessments and participation in IEP/IFSP meetings.
- Family support services.
The education program is staffed by credentialed teachers of the deaf and speech therapists experienced in teaching children who are deaf or hard of hearing.
- Licensed regular education morning preschool with a low adult-child ratio
- Child centered curriculum with an emphasis on learning through play.
- Individual and small group learning opportunities
The preschool is staffed by experienced early childhood educators
- Aural rehabilitation therapy for adults and adolescents with cochlear implants.
- Itinerant teaching services for students in the mainstream.
- IEP/IFSP planning
- Transitional planning.
- Classroom observations
- Family education and support services.
- Consultation to educators working with students with hearing loss.
- Educational workshops on a variety of topics for professionals and parents of children with hearing loss, including:
- How We Hear, How They Hear
- Cochlear Implants
- The Oral/Aural Classroom
- Auditory Training
- Newborn Screening and Early Intervention
- Supporting a Student in the Mainstream
Resource and training materials.
Groups are designed to enable children and youth who are hard-of-hearing and deaf to obtain skill, desire, and confidence in literacy and math. We work with elementary, middle and high school students on all levels of development.