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Pennsylvania School for the Deaf

Melissa Draganac-Hawk
Map100 W. School House Lane
Phila., PA 19144
215-951-4700
    Categories:
  • Education

Description:

Provides a bilingual language environment (American Sign Language & Spoken English) for students who are deaf & hard of hearing.

School's Approach

PSD provides a bilingual education environment (American Sign Language and Spoken English) for students who are deaf and hard of hearing.

Additional Information:

e-mail: info@psd.org
Disabilities Served: Deaf / hard of hearing
Developmental disability / ID
Visual impairment / blind
County: Philadelphia
Location (state-county): DE
NJ-Burlington
NJ-Camden
NJ-Gloucester
PA-Bucks
PA-Chester
PA-Delaware
PA-Montgomery
PA-Philadelphia
Services Offered: Bilingual Services
Evaluation
Support Groups
Enrollment: 210, including Early Intervention families
Grades or ages of school: Ages 0-21
Staff:student ratio: 1:4
Gender of students: coed
Offers summer camp, program or school: yes
Extended day mornings, afternoons or both: afternoons
Transportation provided: yes
Tuition structure: FAPE
Assistive tech used: Augmentative devices, Computers/computer lab, PECS,
Learning strategies/therapies utilized: s bi-lingual learning environment ASL
Learning strategies: Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports
T2C
TEACCH Model
Support services/therapies offered: Parent Support Groups, Shared Reading, Deaf Mentoring, and Family Sign Language Classe
Support services: Counseling
Occupational therapy
Physical therapy
School nurse
Social worker
Speech therapy
Tutoring
Vocational/life skills: Career placement
College prep
Life skills
Extracurriculars offered: student council, yearbook, dance
Extracurriculars offered: Art
Field trips
Library
Physical education
Sports
Theater
Specific learning strategies, support services or vocational programs not listed above: Summer program
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