DHH Program

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 from Pre-K through high school. READS DHH Program is also a special service provider for children up to age 3 through Early Intervention. 

The DHH Program provides services tailored to each students type of hearing loss, communication needs, and choice of amplification (hearing aids, cochlear implants).

Classrooms are located within 4 of the Norton Public Schools and Bristol-Plymouth Technical High School in Taunton.

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. 

Staff Contacts




Evelyn Rankin

Program Director

(508) 947-3634 x 3303

Alisa Poh

Program Secretary

(508) 947-3634 x 3303

Gina Ridulfo

Coordinator of Interpreters

(781) 563-0509