Program Services

Our program provides a variety of services to districts and students.  We provide sign language classes to parents and families.  Our program provides training for districts, campuses, and teachers who have students with hearing impairments.  Our program provides instructional services and supports designed to meet the individual needs of all students at all ages and grade levels in a variety of ways: parent-infant program, site based classes in the public school setting, an itinerant program for students who are instructed in their home district, trainings, FM equipment.

Parent-Infant (0-2 years old)

Focuses on early intensive parental involvement and training develop early auditory, communication, speech, language, and cognitive skills in the child’s home environment. Services are provided in coordination with the local Early Childhood Intervention (ECI) program. Student must be registered at their home district to begin services.

Pre-school Program (In Centralized Program located in Nacogdoches ISD)

This program, located in the centralized program, provides continued development of auditory, communication, speech, language, and cognitive skills.  Pre-academic skills are introduced (i.e. readiness skills to prepare for reading, math, and writing), as well as development of self-help, motor, and socialization skills.

Elementary, Middle, and High School (In Centralized Program located in Nacogdoches ISD)

The students IEP is developed by an ARD committee to determine the services and classes most appropriate to meet each child’s individual needs.  Some classroom services include:

Students are mainstreamed into regular classes with or without interpreters, as needed.

Resource classes with certified teachers of the deaf and hard of hearing, from pre-school up through high school.

Students take a combination of resource deaf education classes and general education classes, as appropriate.

Itinerant Services

Students (ages 3-21 years old) who attend schools within their home districts receive direct instruction or consultative services from a certified teacher of the deaf and hard of hearing as recommended by the ARD committee.  Focus is placed on development of audition, language, vocabulary, and/or communication skills.                    

Sign Language classes are offered for parents and families.

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