• SJSD Offers Sign Language Classes

    The Fall semester started October 11th and will end December 13th. 

    Our Spring semester of sign classes will begin March 7th 2017. 

    St. Joseph's School for the Deaf

Parent Infant Program (Ages 0-3)

  • Family centered program where young siblings and relatives are welcome
  • Parent Infant Program runs for 11 months from September to July
  • Individual family sessions (2) times a week for 60 minutes with Certified Teacher of the Deaf/MSW
  • Individual parent sessions include language stimulation techniques,  auditory learning, educational workshops and parenting skills, and sign language class
  • Individualized tracks provided-Total Communication or Aural-Oral methods are reinforced in sessions
  • Group Sessions (1) time a week for 3 hours which include parent workshops lead by certified social workers, speech strategies and techniques  modeled by speech therapists, student art instruction, and introduction to American Sign Language classes
  • Parent Infant teacher works collaboratively with C.I. clinics to inform them of progress made with C.I. infants, regulating mappings and reinforcement of speech and in auditory skills in weekly sessions
  • Parent advocacy provided by social workers to various agencies for referrals 
  • Focus is on sign language acquisition and/or spoken language skills and audition
  • Hearing Aids with an FM unit are provided for in school use
  • Multidisciplinary evaluation is utilized for assessment of cognitive, social, and physical developmental  benchmarks
  • Individualized Family Services Program goals are designed by Parents and Teacher cooperatively
  • Serving infants/toddlers who are deaf with developmental delays as well as those on the Autism Spectrum
  • Free round trip transportation provided by car service
  • Program provides bilingual educators and social workers to help meet the needs of Spanish speaking families
  • St. Joseph’s School for the Deaf has been in existence since 1869 servicing Deaf children for more than 140 years

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