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Teacher of the Deaf

Educational services provided by a Teacher of the Deaf (TOD) may be accessed in the regular classroom setting when they "push in" or in a resource setting when they "pull out". Students are placed in mainstream classes based on the recommendations in their IEP. The education team meets on an ongoing basis to monitor a student's placement and progress to ensure success. All of our TODs sign so all of our students have access to both spoken and visual language.





The Manchester Program for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing is staffed by highly qualified teachers, specialists and educational assistants prepared to meet the needs of deaf and hard of hearing students. Using an integrated approach, developed in a student’s Individualized Education Program (IEP), the education team seeks to maximize opportunities for developing student’s academic, intellectual, social and emotional growth while focusing on their the unique strengths and abilities.

Itinerant Teaching: Mannchester Program for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing provides a certified Teacher of the Deaf who performs consultative services district wide for pre-school through high school students with a hearing loss. These services include:

  • IEP Development

  • 504 Planning

  • Implementing appropriate accommodations and modifications to be utilized during classroom instruction

  • Technical support with FM systems and assistive listening devices

  • Serves as an information resource for parents