Entrance C, Ste C105
2 Narrows Road, Ste C105
Westminster, MA 01473
3 Memorial Drive, Winchendon, MA 01475
The Deaf and Hard of Hearing Middle/High School program has the majority of its students mainstreamed with support of sign language interpreters or a teacher of the deaf in the general education classroom. The program also has a DHHP classroom (self-contained classroom) for students who are deaf or hard of hearing who qualify for special education under a secondary eligibility, or that need modifications to the curriculum in order to succeed. It is a full-day program where the students are emerged in an interactive, individual, language-rich, multi-sensory approach to learning. All students are mainstreamed for physical education and electives with the support of a sign language interpreter. Students also receive direct classroom instruction by a Teacher of the Deaf trained in working with hearing aids, cochlear implants, BAHAs and FM systems. Speech Language Therapists, Physical and Occupational Therapists, ABA teachers, ASL/Sign Language interpreters and Nursing and Vision services are also provided per each student’s IEP. Staff communicates with the students using the most appropriate method for each child, to ensure access to communication and the curriculum. The deaf and hard of hearing students are fully involved in everyday school activities and participate in a wide range of extracurricular activities, which include, but are not limited to: athletic programs (sports), clubs, and/or drama.