Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program

  • The Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DHH) program serves eligible students with a documented hearing loss that negatively impacts communication skills and/or access to their curriculum (core or alternate). Services are provided to students from ages 3 to 22 through the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Itinerant Program or Special Day Program. A major focus of DHH services is on the development of receptive and expressive language skills, listening skills, and self-advocacy skills with emphasis on the use of residual hearing and hearing technology such as bone anchored hearing aids, digital hearing aids, and cochlear implants. Additional support services include Audiology. DHH Itinerant students receive specially designed instruction and services in general education classrooms, special day programs (other than a DHH special day program) and special schools. The DHH Itinerant Program also offers Listening and Spoken Language Intervention/Auditory Verbal Therapy to students who qualify. DHH Special Day Programs promote academic progress by developing language and literacy skills utilizing spoken language, total communication or dual language (American Sign Language and English) methodologies with the goal of students acquiring language skills on par with typical hearing peers. Some students utilize the services of sign language interpreters to participate in general education classes and extra-curricular activities. Collaboration with general education teachers, school staff and parents is essential.

    DHH Programs:
    o Listening and Spoken Language Special Day Programs
    o Signing Special Day Programs
    o Marlton School, District School for the Deaf

    DHH Services:
    o DHH Itinerant services
    o Auditory Verbal Therapy/Listening and Spoken Language Intervention



    For more information, contact Theana Kezios, Coordinator of Low Incidence Programs: