Early Childhood Program

​Preschool for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students with and without Multiple Disabilities ages 3-5 years old
Class Ratios of 6:1:1 and 6:1:2
1:1 O&M Paras for Legally Blind Students
Emphasis on Language & Communication through Play
Emergent Literacy Methods Modeled
Scaffolded & Differentiated Instruction
Data Driven Instruction
Positive Behavioral Approaches promoting classroom management and student success

Related Services Available:

  • Counseling

  • Feeding Therapy

  • Occupational Therapy

  • Orientation & Mobility

  • Physical Therapy

  • Speech Language Therapy

  • Teacher of the Blind and Visually Impaired (TVI)

Collaborative Planning among Teachers and Related Service Providers

Related Service Delivery Models - Therapy Room & Push-In to the Classroom and to the Community

Multimodal Communication Methods including

  • American Sign Language (ASL)

  • Spoken English

  • Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS)

  • Mid & High-Tech Augmentative Communication Devices

  • Tactile Symbols

Aligned with NYS Learning Standards and Individual Education Programs

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