Deaf & Hard of Hearing Resource Program (D/HH)

DHH R Johnson

Program Focus

Center-based programs are available for learners ​who are deaf and hard of hearing at the preschool, elementary, and secondary levels.  In general, learners who attend the center-based resource program receive a significant portion of their academic instruction by a teacher of deaf and hard of hearing in a self-contained classroom.  The languages of instruction used include American Sign Language and English via spoken English paired with cued English using the system of Cued Speech, the exposure to one or both being determined by a child’s IFSP or IEP team.  A major emphasis of the program is to support learners’ communication and language development impacted by hearing loss, including listening and spoken language, and/or sign or cued language skills.  Learners participate in general education classes as determined by their IEP teams.​        

Related and Support Services

  • Speech and language, audiology, occupational therapy, physical therapy, DAPE, nursing, interpreting/transliterating and deaf/blind intervener are available as needed. 


Disabilities Served

  • Deaf and Hard of Hearing

  • DeafBlind 


Ages Served

  • 2-21 years old


Current Locations

  • Diamondhead Education Center, Burnsville

  • Gideon Pond Elementary, Burnsville

  • Century Middle School, Lakeville

  • Lakeville North High School


Supervisor and Contact Information

Brooke Peterson, Ph.D.
Phone: 952-707-3091
Email: brooke.peterson@isd917.k12.mn.us

 


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