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Special Education

Deaf and Hard of Hearing

         Our Deaf and Hard of Hearing program (DHH) helps students to meet their highest potential by providing them with an Individualized Education program (IEP), adapted grade level curriculum, highly qualified staff and assistive services.   The development of the student’s language (ASL and English) is incorporated in all subjects and activities. 

 
Individualized Education Program include collaboration between:
  • DHH teacher  
  • Parents
  • Speech and Language therapist
  • Administrator
  • General Education teacher
  • Nurse
  • Psychologist
 Focuses on:
  • Students current needs/New goals
  •  Strengths
  •  Language options
  •  Additional services needed
Curriculum includes:
  •  Avenues Reading books
  •  Fairview Dolch and Adapted Bridge Words
  • Guided Reading
  • Deaf culture
  • Math
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Social Skills
  •  English
Highly Qualified Staff:
  • Credentialed in Deaf and Hard of Hearing Education
  •  American Sign Language fluency or other signed modalities
  •  At least one Signing Paraeducators for each class
Assistive Services:
  • Speech and Language Therapy
  • Interpreters
  • WRAP
  • Occupational Therapy (OT)
  • 1-1 Paraeducator

Resource Specialist Program (RSP)

         The Resource Specialist Program is for students who require extra support in the areas of reading, writing, and/or math.    Students are pulled out into small groups of 4-6 students of the same ability level and taught strategies, designed to compliment their individual learning styles, to assist  them in their individual areas of need.    The students are then encouraged to use these strategies in their general education classrooms as needed.      The Resource Specialist Program uses different materials and techniques than those used in the general education classroom to teach the same content standards, in a small group setting.