The Program for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Children has been in operation since the mid 1970s and provides educational services within a public school setting, Pre-K through high school, as well as early intervention. The preschool setting is a self-contained classroom with specialized programming. At the lower elementary level, students are introduced to mainstreamed classes to gradually teach them how to use an interpreter. Academics are provided with the DHH classroom settings until the students are ready to participate in mainstream classes. As the students reach upper elementary and middle school levels, they have the opportunity to continue to receive primary academic instruction with the DHH classes or to enter the mainstream classes. All mainstreaming is done with support services necessary to the individual. The DHH Program also provides services tailored to each students type of hearing loss, communication needs, and choice of amplification (hearing aids, cochlear implants).
|Evelyn Rankin||(508) 947-3634 x303||Director|
|Shannon Allen||(508) 947-3634 x303||Assistant Director|