Programs for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

  • As one of New Jersey’s Deaf Education Centers for Excellence,  BCSS programs for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing are the largest and most comprehensive in New Jersey, offering listening and spoken language and total communication approaches to learning. We are committed to providing students (0-21) and their families with a continuum of programs (school-based and consultative/direct) to suit their individual educational and social emotional needs.

    School-Based Programs

    Program Supports

      • Teachers of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
      • Educational Audiology
      • Hearing Assistive Technology
      • Educational Technology
      • Speech and Language Therapy
      • Physical and Occupational Therapies
      • Educational Interpreters
      • CART Providers
      • Collaborative support with behaviorists, special educators, and 
      • Counseling 

    Academic Offerings 

      • Inclusion opportunities within an integrated general education setting
      • Collaborative teaching and consultative teaching models
      • A full range of academic and extracurricular activities in the general or small group instructional settings
      • Community-based instruction
      • Shared-time placement with other BCSS programs ( i.e. Bergen Tech/Career Crossroads)

    Transitional/ Community Based Experiences 

      • Collaboration with Deaf specialist transition agencies 
      • RIT/NTID Math competition
      • Connecting with Deaf adults 
      • Therapeutic recreation trips
      • Sign language classes
      • Parent support groups

    Consultive & Direct Support Services

    • Sound Solutions - Itinerant Services
      • Teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
      • Educational Audiology
      • Listening and Spoken Language Specialist (auditory verbal based therapy)

    Supporting students and staff in optimizing communication access while fostering auditory, advocacy and social skill development in the student’s home district or district placement.

    • STARS Early Intervention Program
      • Direct Intervention by Teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing and/ or Speech/ Language Specialist
      • Baby & Me and Toddler & Me groups
      • Parent support groups
      • Topical presentations

    Provides guidance, information, and support to families who have a child diagnosed with hearing loss. 

Programs for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing

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