Program for Deaf/Hard of Hearing Children READS Collaborative

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Contact Information

READS Collaborative
Contact: Evelyn Rankin, Director
Email Address: erankin@readscollab.org
Phone: 508-947-3634 x109
Fax: 508-946-1088

105 East Grove Street Middleborough, MA 02346
Area Served: Southeast

Map Location Program for Deaf/Hard of Hearing Children

Narrative

The Program for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Children has been in operation since the mid 1970s and provides educational services within a public school setting, Pre-K through high school, as well as early intervention.  The preschool setting is a self-contained classroom with specialized programming.  At the lower elementary level, students are introduced to mainstreamed classes to gradually teach them how to use an interpreter.  Academics are provided with the DHH classroom settings until the students are ready to participate in mainstream classes.  As the students reach upper elementary and middle school levels, they have the opportunity to continue to receive primary academic instruction with the DHH classes or to enter the mainstream classes.  All mainstreaming is done with support services necessary to the individual.  The DHH Program also provides services tailored to each students type of hearing loss, communication needs, and choice of amplification (hearing aids, cochlear implants)

Service Types

  • Schools - Day
  • Skills Training

Program Type

  • Counseling
  • Education
  • Vocational

Populations Served

  • Deaf
  • Hard of Hearing

Ages Served

  • Birth to 3
  • 3 - 4
  • 5 - 8
  • 9 - 13
  • 14 - 18
  • 19 - 22

Languages Spoken

  • American Sign Language

Accessibility Features

  • Accessible Parking
  • Accessible Restrooms
  • Elevators
  • Medical Needs
  • Wheelchair Ramps

Additional Information

  • Accredited By: DESE
  • Fees: Free Service, Personal Funds