Minimum criteria for admission for include:
1A) A confirmed diagnosis of a sensorineural hearing loss or a permanent conductive hearing loss
1B) A diagnosis of Apraxia of Speech with educationally relevant communication difficulties
2) An established need for sign language to aid in receptive and/or expressive communication
3) A minimum level of independence within the classroom setting such that the student is able to learn and attend within a small group setting in which the student/adult ratio is 4:1 or higher
4) The ability to sustain visual attention with a signing adult during group classroom instruction
5) An intent to and interest in communicating with others in an educational setting.