Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program

  • The Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DHH) program serves eligible students with a documented hearing loss that negatively impacts communication skills and/or access to the core curriculum. Services are provided to students from infant to high school through the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Itinerant or Special Day Program.

    A major focus of DHH services is on the development of receptive and expressive language skills with emphasis on the use of residual hearing and amplification when appropriate. Itinerant students receive specially designed instruction and services in the general education classrooms or special day programs throughout the East San Gabriel Valley.

    The Covina-Valley DHH Program promotes academic progress by developing language and literacy skills utilizing oral communication in the Listening and Spoken Language Programs and a Sign Language approach in the Total Communication Programs. Many students utilize the services of sign language interpreters to participate in general education classes and extra-curricular activities. Collaboration with general education teachers, school staff and parents is essential.