Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program
The SEEM Collaborative Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program is a day school that services children in grades PreK-2 who have moderate, severe, or profound hearing loss. The program’s mission is to prepare students for a successful transition to a mainstream school in their sending district.
- Students use a variety of amplification devices, including hearing aids, FM systems, and cochlear implants
- Staff and students use a combination of spoken English and Signing Exact English (SEEII) to communicate
- Curriculum aligned to the Common Core Curriculum Frameworks but modified to incorporate language, speech, and auditory development
- Small class sizes, ranging from 3-8 students, with a teacher of the deaf and a paraprofessional
- Students receive individual speech, language, and auditory therapy four times per week, as well as audiological support
- Participation in mainstream classes for both academic and non-academic subjects, starting in kindergarten
- Deaf and hard of hearing mentors visit the classroom and share stories with students
- School Year: 180 days from August-June
- Extended Year Program -4 days per week, 5-week from early July-early August.
- Speech and Language Therapy
- Audiology services, including:
- Ongoing consultation with classroom staff regarding each student’s needs
- Hearing equipment functioning and troubleshooting
- Environmental and educational accommodations instruction
- Communicating with each student’s audiologist
- Auditory skill assessment and auditory training
- Clinical/Mental Health
- Music Therapy
- Occupational and Physical Therapy
- Positive Behavioral Intervention & Support (PBiS)
Appropriate referrals include students aged 3-8 who:
- Present with an educationally significant hearing loss, including moderate, severe, and profound losses.