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Atlantic

Hamilton Township School District
Hamilton Township Board of Education Office
1876 Dr. Dennis Foreman Drive
Mays Landing, NJ 08330
Contact: Marylynn Stecher
Phone: 609-476-6313
Email: stecherm@hamiltonschools.org
Program Description: Educational interpreting and Teacher of the Deaf services are provided for students in in-class support programs or resource center programs.
Grades: Elementary; Middle School
Communication Philosophy: Total Communication
                                                                                                                                                     
Smithville Elementary School Auditory Impaired—Preschool
37 Old Port Republic Road
Galloway, NJ 08205
Contact: Dr. Jennifer R. Baldwin
Phone: 609-748-1250 x1628
Email: baldwinj@gtps.k12.nj.us
Program Description: The program is implemented in an in-class resource setting—the classroom teacher is dual certified in preschool and students with disabilities. Additionally, TOD and mentoring services are provided by a teacher who is Deaf herself and fluent in ASL. Communication between hearing students and staff and our students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing is facilitated by an educational interpreter. The school building has been equipped to meet the emergency needs of our Deaf and Hard of Hearing population through individualized beepers to signal an emergency as well as visual messaging systems and strobe light systems that signal an emergency. Various related services are also available. In terms of curriculum, staff have access to the Fairview Curriculum as needed for specific student needs.
Age Range: 3-5
Grades: Preschool
Communication Philosophies: American Sign Language (ASL); Listening and Spoken Language; Total Communication
Programs: General Education; Inclusion; Itinerant Services
Related Services: Educational Audiology; Educational Interpreting; Occupational Therapy; Physical Therapy; Speech-Language Therapy; Student Counseling
Accommodations: Hearing Assistive Technology Systems

Bergen

Bergen County Special Services School District Programs for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
540 North Farview Avenue
Paramus, NJ 07652
Contact: Kathleen LoCascio
Phone: 201-343-6000 x6480, x6490, x6511
Videophone: 201-373-6150
Email: katloc@bergen.org
Website: bergen.org
Program Description: The BCSS programs for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing are the largest and most comprehensive in New Jersey. Children and their families from birth to twenty-one are provided services throughout the continuum and students are educated through a listening and spoken language or a total communication approach.
Bergen County Special Services Continuum for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing:

  • STARS Early Intervention Program 
  • HIP- Godwin & Highland Schools, Midland Park
  • HIP- Union Street School, Hackensack 
  • SHIP- Midland Park High School 
  • SHIP- Hackensack High School 
  • Sound Solutions, Itinerant Services     

The listening and spoken language track focuses on the development of listening while developing speech and language skills, while the total communication track incorporates sign language in addition to speech and speech-reading. Both approaches emphasize access to communication while focusing on the development of communication skills through intensive speech and language therapy in conjunction with the use of residual hearing. Programs for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing are located in Midland Park and Hackensack. This arrangement offers students inclusion opportunities and interaction within an integrated general education setting. Collaborative teaching and consultative teaching models are used to offer support. Participation in lunch and recreation periods and a full range of academic and extracurricular activities are among the inclusion options offered. Students are eligible to participate in general education classes, physical education, sports, music, art, and library classes. A variety of cultural enrichment activities, such as performances by the National Theater of the Deaf, therapeutic recreation, field trips, sign language classes, and student and parent support groups are offered throughout the year. Sound Solutions offer support to students and staff regarding educating students with hearing loss within their home districts. This program consists of itinerant Teachers of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, educational audiologists, and speech therapists. The focus of this support is to provide students with access to communication while fostering advocacy and social skill development. Our STARS early intervention program provides guidance, information, and support to families who have a child diagnosed with a hearing loss. Along with direct services, STARS invites families to participate in Baby & Me and Toddler & Me groups, parent support groups, and special presentations.
Age Range: Birth-21
Grades: Early Intervention; Preschool; Elementary; Middle School; High School
Communication Philosophies: American Sign Language (ASL); Listening and Spoken Language; Total Communication
Programs: Career and Technical Education; General Education; Inclusion; Itinerant Services; Resource Room; Self-Contained Small Group Instruction
Related Services: Auditory Training; Auditory Verbal Therapy; Educational Audiology; Educational Interpreting; Occupational Therapy; Physical Therapy; Speech-Language Therapy; Student Counseling; Transition Services
Accommodations: Classroom Captioning (CART, C-Print, or TypeWell); Hearing Assistive Technology Systems; Note Taking

Burlington

Educational Service Unit of Burlington County—Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services
20 Pioneer Boulevard
Westampton, NJ 08060
Contact: Bobbie Downs
Phone: 609-702-0500 x7406
Email: bdowns@burlcoschools.org
Website: edservicesunit.com
Program Description: The Educational Services Unit (ESU) of Burlington County services Deaf and Hard of Hearing students within the largest county in New Jersey (Burlington) as well as surrounding counties (i.e. Camden, Mercer, Atlantic, Ocean); providing itinerant Deaf and Hard of Hearing services, educational interpreting, and educational audiology services. Our program is committed to providing customized student specific services as per the student’s individual linguistic and academic needs. Our Specialized DHH Child Study Team (LDTC, Speech, Psychological) services the entire Garden State, providing a thorough, child-centered evaluation. To guide the development of the Deaf student's L1 (American Sign Language); as well as support the social/emotional needs of the student within their home community, ESU offers American Sign Language as a world language via e-services.
Age Range: 3-21
Grades: Early Intervention; Preschool; Elementary; Middle School; High School
Communication Philosophies: American Sign Language (ASL); Listening and Spoken Language; Total Communication
Programs: Career and Technical Education; General Education; Inclusion; Itinerant Services; Resource Room; Self-Contained Small Group Instruction                         
Related Services: American Sign Language as a World Language via e-services; Auditory Training; Deaf and Hard of Hearing Child Study Team; Educational Audiology; Educational Audiological consultation via e-services; Educational Interpreting; Speech-Language Therapy; Teacher of the Deaf consultation via e-services; Transition Services
Accommodations: Hearing Assistive Technology Systems

Springville Elementary School AI Program
520 Hartford Road
Mount Laurel NJ, 08054
Contact: Christina Daily 
Phone: 856-231-4140 x3720
Email: cdaily@mtlaurelschools.org
Website: mtlaurelschools.org
Program Description: Students in our current program are mainstreamed into grade level classrooms. They receive in-class support and/or pull-out services depending on their individual needs. A full-time Teacher of the Deaf is on staff and works with the students as well as classroom teachers and district staff. Our Teacher of the Deaf (TOD) is cross certified as an elementary teacher and Teacher of the Visually Impaired (TVI). In addition to our TOD, we have a speech-language therapist who is a certified interpreter and experienced in working with Deaf learners. Our students also have opportunities to interact with both Deaf and hearing peers in addition to participating in our sign language club and other activities that promote cultural awareness.
Age Range: 3-14
Grades: Preschool; Elementary; Middle School
Communication Philosophies: American Sign Language (ASL); Total Communication
Programs: General Education; Inclusion; Itinerant Services; Resource Room
Related Services: Educational Interpreting; Occupational Therapy; Physical Therapy; Speech-Language Therapy; Student Counseling; Transition Services
Accommodations: Classroom Captioning (CART, C-Print, or TypeWell); Hearing Assistive Technology Systems; Note Taking

Cape May

Upper Township School District
525 Perry Road
Petersburg, NJ 08270
Contact:Kate Saioni
Phone: 609-628-3500
Email: saioni@upperschools.org
Website: upperschools.org
Program Description: Our program involves providing services to students as needed to meet their individual learning needs.
Age Range: 4-13 (PreK to 8th grade district)
Grades: Preschool; Elementary; Middle School
Communication Philosophies: American Sign Language (ASL); Listening and Spoken Language; Total Communication
Programs: General Education; Inclusion; Itinerant Services; Resource Room; Self-Contained Small Group Instruction
Related Services: Auditory Training; Educational Audiology; Educational Interpreting; Occupational Therapy; Physical Therapy; Speech-Language Therapy; Student Counseling
Accommodations: Hearing Assistive Technology Systems

Cumberland

Vineland Public Schools
61 W. Landis Avenue
Vineland, NJ 08360
Contact: Theresa Godlewski
Phone: 856-794-6700
Email: tgodlewski@vineland.org
Grades: Elementary; Middle School; High School
Communication Philosophies: American Sign Language (ASL); Total Communication
Programs: General Education; Inclusion; Self-Contained Small Group Instruction
Related Services: Occupational Therapy; Physical Therapy; Speech-Language Therapy

Essex

Bruce Street School for the Deaf
333 Clinton Place
Newark , NJ 07112
Secondary AI Program at Technology High School
187 Broadway
Newark, NJ 07104
Contact: Carol Ukstins
Bruce Street Phone: 973-705-3759
Technology HS Phone: 973-481-5962
Videophone: 973-705-3759
Email: cukstins@nps.k12.nj.us
Website: nps.k12.nj.us
Program Description: Bruce Street School for the Deaf, established in 1910, is one of the oldest day programs servicing children with hearing loss in the country. The school provides a continuum of educational programming to a wide range of students including Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and those with multiple disabilities, serving students from preschool (age 3) through eighth grade. Located within the Dr. George Washington Carver Elementary School, our students have daily interactions with their general education peers. Each student’s program is individualized based upon their learning strengths, including participation in a leveled reading program to maximize literacy success. Inclusion classes are offered with itinerate services of a Teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing as well as certified educational interpreters. Classes for students with multiple disabilities allow for individualized programming to accommodate a wide range of communication challenges. Speech and language services, educational audiology, occupational therapy and physical therapy are also available based on student needs. Classes in community living and community-based instruction prepare our students with 21st century skills to become productive adults in their community. Trilingual (English/Spanish/American Sign Language) services are available to our families as well as American Sign Language as a world language class. Students may also choose to participate in a variety of after school activities and sports along-side their typical peers. Bruce Street School services residents of Newark, Essex, and surrounding counties. Students graduating from Bruce Street School matriculate to our secondary AI Program at Newark's Technology High School. Technology High School is a highly ranked magnet public high school serving students in ninth through twelfth grades, located in the Broadway neighborhood in Newark, New Jersey's north ward. Students in the Deaf and Hard of Hearing program are afforded many academic inclusion opportunities throughout their secondary career as well as self-contained classes as deemed by their IEP needs.
Age Range: 3-21
Grades: Preschool; Elementary; Middle School; High School
Communication Philosophy: Total Communication
Programs: General Education; Inclusion; Life Skills Training; Resource Room; Self-Contained Small Group Instruction
Related Services: Auditory Training; Community Based Instruction; Educational Audiology; Educational Interpreting; Occupational Therapy; Physical Therapy; Speech-Language Therapy; Student Counseling;
Accommodations: Hearing Assistive Technology Systems

Gloucester

Gloucester County Special Services—Bankbridge Elementary & Bankbridge Regional
850 Bankbridge Road
Sewell, NJ 08080
Contact: Courtney Schoettle
Phone: 856-415-7530 x6472
Email: cschoettle@gcecnj.org
Website: gcsssd.org
Age Range: K-21
Grades: Elementary; Middle School; High School
Communication Philosophy: Total Communication
Programs: Resource Room; Self-Contained Small Group Instruction
Related Services: Educational Audiology; Educational Interpreting; Occupational Therapy; Physical Therapy; Speech-Language Therapy; Student Counseling; Transition Services

Gloucester County Special Services—Center for Regional Education Support Services (CRESS)
1360 Tanyard Road
Sewell, NJ 08080
Contact: Courtney Schoettle
Phone: 856-415-7530 x6472
Email: cschoettle@gcecnj.org
Website: gcsssd.org
Program Description: Itinerant TOD services, Educational Sign Language Interpreters, Educational Audiologist
Age Range: K-21
Grades: Early Intervention; Preschool; Elementary; Middle School; High School
Communication Philosophies: American Sign Language (ASL); Listening and Spoken Language; Total Communication
Programs: Itinerant Services
Related Services: Auditory Training; Educational Audiology; Educational Interpreting; Speech-Language Therapy

Washington Township School District Teacher of the Deaf Consultative Services
206 East Holly Avenue
Sewell, NJ 08080
Contact: Kathryn Ashbridge
Phone: 856-589-6644 x6232
Email: kashbridge@wtps.org
Website: wtps.org
Program Description: FT Teacher of the Deaf provides consultative services as required in IEPs. No special class program exists within the district.
Age Range: 3-21
Grades: Preschool; Elementary; Middle School; High School
Communication Philosophy: American Sign Language (ASL)
Programs: Itinerant Services
Related Services: Educational Interpreting; Occupational Therapy; Physical Therapy; Speech-Language Therapy; Student Counseling; Transition Services
Accommodations: Hearing Assistive Technology Systems

Hudson

Alfred Zampella School—PS#27 Auditory Impaired Program
201 North Street
Jersey City, NJ 07307
Contact: Tracey Pettiford
Phone: 201-915-6032
Email: tpettiford@jcboe.org
Program Description: Auditory Impaired (SC) Grammar; Auditory Impaired (SC) Middle; Inclusion
Age Range: 8-13
Grades: Elementary; Middle School
Communication Philosophy: American Sign Language (ASL)
Programs: Inclusion; Self-Contained Small Group Instruction
Related Services: Educational Interpreting; Occupational Therapy; Physical Therapy; Speech-Language Therapy; Student Counseling
Accommodations: Hearing Assistive Technology Systems

Hunterdon

Robert Hunter Elementary School
8 Dayton Road
Flemington, NJ  08822
Contact: Holly Morales
Phone: 908-284-7638
Email: hmorales@frsd.k12.nj.us
Program Description: BD, LLD, Resource Room, In Class Support
Grades: Elementary
Communication Philosophies: American Sign Language (ASL); Listening and Spoken Language
Programs: General Education; Inclusion; Resource Room; Self-Contained Small Group Instruction
Related Services: Occupational Therapy; Physical Therapy; Speech-Language Therapy; Student Counseling; Transition Services

Mercer

Marie H. Katzenbach School for the Deaf
320 Sullivan Way
West Trenton, NJ 08628
Contact: Joan Krasnisky
Phone: 609-530-3112
Videophone: 609-643-5762
Email: joan.krasnisky@mksd.org
Website: mksd.org
Program Description: The Marie H. Katzenbach School for the Deaf provides academic, career and technical educational services to students who are Deaf and students who are Deaf with additional disabilities from preschool through the age of twenty-one. Curriculum in all areas is aligned with the New Jersey Learning Intents. A residential program (Monday-Thursday) is available for high school students, as well as a sports program for day and residential students. An important component of the Residential Program is the Educational Resource Center which provides tutoring and guided study time. A four-week extended school year program is offered in the month of July.
Age Range: 3-21
Grades: Preschool; Elementary; Middle School; High School
Communication Philosophies: American Sign Language (ASL); ASL/English Bilingual Strategies
Programs: Career and Technical Education; General Education; Inclusion; Inclusion-with partnership for HS students with Mercer County Tech; Self-Contained Small Group Instruction
Related Services: Auditory Training; Educational Audiology; Educational Interpreting; Speech-Language Therapy; Student Counseling; Transition Services

Middlesex

ESCNJ
1660 Stelton Road
Piscataway, NJ 08854
Contact: Karen Noble
Phone: 732-777-9848 x3125
Email: knoble@escnj.us 
Website: escnj.us
Program Description: Itinerant Teacher of the Deaf program serving students throughout central New Jersey.
Age Range: 3-21
Grades: Preschool; Elementary; Middle School; High School
Communication Philosophies: American Sign Language (ASL); Total Communication
Programs: General Education; Itinerant Services; Self-Contained Small Group Instruction
Related Services: Speech-Language Therapy

Perth Amboy Public School
178 Barracks Street
Perth Amboy, NJ 08861 
Contact: Dr. Jessica Neu
Phone: 732-376-6200
Email: jneu@paps.net
Website: paps.net
Program Description: Perth Amboy Public Schools is a large urban school district located in Middlesex County. Currently, we offer special education teacher and itinerant teacher supports for students who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing, or blind, through inclusion, pull out resource, and self-contained settings. The District also works with the NJ Commission for the Blind.
Age Range: 3-21
Grades: Preschool; Elementary; Middle School; High School
Communication Philosophies: American Sign Language (ASL); Listening and Spoken Language; Total Communication
Programs: Career and Technical Education; General Education; Inclusion; Itinerant Services; Resource Room; Self-Contained Small Group Instruction                              
Related Services: Auditory Training; Occupational Therapy; Physical Therapy; Speech-Language Therapy; Student Counseling; Transition Services

Monmouth

Howell Township
PO Box 579
Howell, NJ 07753
Contact: Dorothea Fernandez
Phone: 732-751-2480 x 3805
Email: dfernandez@howell.k12.nj.us       
Age Range: 3-14
Grades: Preschool; Elementary; Middle School
Communication Philosophies: American Sign Language (ASL); Listening and Spoken Language; Total Communication
Programs: Career and Technical Education; General Education; Inclusion; Itinerant Services; Resource Room; Self-Contained Small Group Instruction
Related Services: Auditory Training; Educational Audiology; Occupational Therapy; Physical Therapy; Speech-Language Therapy; Student Counseling; Transition Services
Accommodations: Hearing Assistive Technology Systems

Neptune Township School District Deaf Education Regional Program
60 Neptune Boulevard
Neptune, NJ 07757
                                                                                                                                  Contact: Kelly Baldino
Phone: 732-776-2200 x7822
Email: kbaldino@neptune.k12.nj.us
Website: neptuneschools.org
Program Description: The Neptune Township School District Deaf Education Regional Program provides a comprehensive education for students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing from pre-kindergarten through grade 12. Our program follows a Total Communication philosophy within an inclusive environment. A variety of programming options are available, ranging from direct instruction from certified Teachers of the Deaf within a self-contained setting, to opportunities for inclusion within the general education setting with the support of certified educational interpreters and in-class support from certified Teachers of the Deaf. Students have the opportunity to participate in district programs such as sports, clubs, and afterschool programs.
Age Range: 3-21
Grades: Preschool; Elementary; Middle School; High School
Communication Philosophies: Total Communication
Programs: General Education; Inclusion; Itinerant Services; Self-Contained Small Group Instruction; Vocational
Related Services: Auditory Training; Educational Audiology; Educational Interpreting; Occupational Therapy; Physical Therapy; Speech-Language Therapy
Accommodations: Hearing Assistive Technology Systems

Morris

Lake Drive School for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children
10 Lake Drive
Mountain Lakes , NJ 07046
Contact: Julie Lazeration
Phone: 973-299-0166
Email: jlazeration@mlschools.org
Website: ld.mlschools.org
Program Description: Lake Drive Program is a receiving school for students who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing. Lake Drive Program provides a safe environment for all students to learn. Students' programs are based on their IEP (Individual Education Plan). Each student’s program is individualized to provide the optimal learning environment. Mainstream options are available throughout all the Mountain Lakes Schools. High school students in the Lake Drive Program attend Mountain Lakes High School and have the opportunity to participate in a shared time program at Morris County Vocational School. Students who attend the vocational school are currently enrolled in Culinary, Building/Grounds Maintenance and Retail/Supermarket programs. High School students also have the opportunity to participate in internships in the school district and in the community.       

In addition, Lake Drive Program has a team of itinerant Teachers of the Deaf who provide direct support and intervention to students with hearing loss that remain in their home school district. These contracted services are available on a weekly or monthly basis, as well as consultative support throughout the school year. The team is also available to provide in-service training for general education professionals working with students with hearing loss.     

Lake Drive Program has a Specialized Evaluation Team available to contract to complete evaluations.  The team is comprised of certified child study team professionals who have extensive knowledge about deafness and its educational impact, and experience working with students with hearing loss. All evaluators can communicate directly with students and parents who are Deaf/Hard of Hearing, using their primary mode of communication, including sign language.
Age Range: Birth-21
Grades: Early Intervention; Preschool; Elementary; Middle School; High School
Communication Philosophies: Total Communication; Listening and Spoken Language; Student's individual communications needs are met
Programs: Career and Technical Education; General Education; Inclusion; Itinerant Services; Resource Room; Self-Contained Small Group Instruction; Lake Drive Program has various options for students in order to provide the best learning environment for each student
Related Services: Auditory Training; Educational Audiology; Educational Interpreting; Occupational Therapy; Peer Groups; Physical Therapy; Speech-Language Therapy; Social/Emotional counseling; Student Counseling; Transition Services
Accommodations: Hearing Assistive Technology Systems; Accommodations are based on each student's IEP

Morris School District
31 Hazel Street
Morristown, NJ 07960
Contact: Marc Gold
Phone: 973-292-2300
Email: marc.gold@msdk12.net
Website: morrisschooldistrict.org/offices/office-of-pupil-services
Program Description: The district offers a related service model including a certified Teacher of the Deaf who is able to service students as an itinerant teacher providing in-class support and resource center programming to support students in regular education programs, special education programs, ABA classrooms, as well as extracurricular activities. Additionally, the district also has two LSLS AVT certified speech-language pathologists. Assistive technology and augmentative devices are available to the specific individual needs of the students.
Age Range: 3-21
Grades: Preschool; Elementary; Middle School; High School
Communication Philosophies: American Sign Language (ASL); Listening and Spoken Language; Total Communication
Programs: Career and Technical Education; General Education; Inclusion; Itinerant Services; Resource Room; Self-Contained Small Group Instruction
Related Services: Auditory Training; Educational Audiology; Educational Interpreting; Occupational Therapy; Physical Therapy; Speech-Language Therapy; Student Counseling; Transition Services
Accommodations: AAC devices; Hearing Assistive Technology Systems

Ocean

Silver Bay Elementary AI Program
100 Silver Bay Road
Toms River, NJ 08753
Contact: Ellen Higgins
Phone: 732-505-5500 x340052
Email: eahiggins@trschools.com
Grades: Preschool; Elementary; Middle School; High School
Communication Philosophies: American Sign Language (ASL); Listening and Spoken Language; Total Communication
Programs: General Education; Inclusion; Itinerant Services; Resource Room; Self-Contained Small Group Instruction
Related Services: Auditory Training; Educational Audiology; Educational Interpreting; Occupational Therapy; Physical Therapy; Speech-Language Therapy; Student Counseling; Transition Services
Accommodations: Hearing Assistive Technology Systems; Note Taking

The Center for Education
1400 Prospect Street
Lakewood, NJ, 08701
Contact: Shira Lieberman
Phone: 732-367-0099 x174
Email: Shiral@thecenternj.org
Program Description: The Center for Education NJ is an approved private school for children with disabilities. Within our school we offer a specialized program for children with varying degrees of hearing loss. At the Center for Education NJ we focus on listening and spoken language program overseen by a Teacher of the Deaf and an Auditory Verbal Therapist and highly trained therapists. Additionally, we offer individualized programming for multiply disabled children ranging from preschool to upper elementary.
Age Range: 3-11
Grades: Early Intervention; Preschool
Communication Philosophies: Listening and Spoken Language
Programs: Inclusion; Self-Contained Small Group Instruction
Related Services: Auditory Training; Educational Audiology; Occupational Therapy; Physical Therapy; Speech-Language Therapy; Transition Services
Accommodations: Hearing Assistive Technology Systems

Passaic

Passaic County Technical Vocational School District—CTE Instruction/Deaf Program
45 Reinhardt Road
Wayne, NJ 70470
Contact: Michele Rizzo
Phone: 973-389-4197
Email: Mrizzo@pcti.tec.nj.us
Website: pcti.tec.nj.us
Program Description: Students are enrolled in a range of classes to meet their educational needs. Sign language interpreters accompany students to classes outside the Deaf program. Instruction in the Deaf program is provided through sign language.
Age Range: 14-21
Grades: High School
Communication Philosophy: American Sign Language (ASL)
Programs: Career and Technical Education; General Education; Inclusion; Resource Room; Self-Contained Small Group Instruction
Related Services: Educational Interpreting; Speech-Language Therapy; Student Counseling; Transition Services
Accommodations: Hearing Assistive Technology Systems; Note Taking

Somerset

Bedwell Elementary School—Full day Preschool Disabilities
141 Seney Drive
Bernardsville, NJ 07924 
Contact: Poranee Teresa Vaught
Phone: 908-630-3013
Email: tvaught@shsd.org
Program Description: Full day preschool disabilities program co-taught by a Teacher of Students with Disabilities and a Teacher of the Deaf, total communication program
Age Range: 3-5
Grades: Preschool
Communication Philosophy: Total Communication
Programs: General Education; Inclusion; Self-Contained Small Group Instruction
Related Services: Auditory Training; Educational Audiology; Occupational Therapy; Physical Therapy; Speech-Language Therapy; Student Counseling; Transition Services
Accommodations: Hearing Assistive Technology Systems

Union

First Children
330 South Avenue
Fanwood, NJ 07023
Contact: Kathleen McCarthy Gorski
Phone: 908-654-2740
Email: kgorski@firstchildrenservices.com
Age Range: 3-18
Grades: Preschool; Elementary; Middle School; High School
Communication Philosophies: American Sign Language (ASL); Listening and Spoken Language; Total Communication
Programs: Self-Contained Small Group Instruction
Related Services: Auditory Training; Educational Audiology; Educational Interpreting; Occupational Therapy; Physical Therapy; Speech-Language Therapy; Student Counseling; Transition Services
Accommodations: Hearing Assistive Technology Systems

Governor Livingston High School Deaf/Hard of Hearing Program
175 Watchung Boulevard
Berkeley Heights, NJ 07922
Contact: Kevin Morra
Phone: 908-464-1298 x1865
Email: kmorra@bhpsnj.org
Website: bhpsnj.org
Program Description: Self-contained and inclusive options for students who are Deaf/Hard of Hearing. Educational interpreters on staff. Three years of American Sign Language offered to both hearing and D/HH students as a world language.
Age Range: 14-21
Grades: High School
Communication Philosophy: American Sign Language (ASL)
Programs: Career and Technical Education; General Education; Inclusion; Resource Room; Self-Contained Small Group Instruction
Related Services: Educational Interpreting; Occupational Therapy; Physical Therapy; Speech-Language Therapy; Student Counseling; Transition Services

Summit Speech School
705 Central Avenue
New Providence, NJ 07974
Contact: Mary Baumont
Phone: 908-508-0011
Email: mbaumont@summitspeech.org
Website: summitspeech.org
Program Description: Early intervention, Sound Beginning program for children birth to 3. Full day preschool in house, itinerant program for ages 3-21 all focusing on listening and spoken language. We also have an audiology program for evaluations and school trainings.
Age Range: Birth-21
Grades: Early Intervention; Preschool; Elementary; Middle School; High School
Communication Philosophy: Listening and Spoken Language
Programs: General Education; Inclusion; Itinerant Services; Self-Contained Small Group Instruction; Early Intervention takes place in the home with a weekly group class and parent support
Related Services: Auditory Training; Educational Audiology; Occupational Therapy; Physical Therapy; Speech-Language Therapy; Transition Services; We will be starting evaluation services in the coming year.
Accommodations: Hearing Assistive Technology Systems; We recommend note taking systems for our students in mainstream settings