Specially Designed Instruction in the student’s identified areas of educational need(s), as documented on their IEP. Intervention Specialists, Deaf Education Teachers, & General Education Teachers employed by St. Rita School for the Deaf provide this Instruction.
Speech and Language Therapy and Aural Rehabilitation as defined in their IEP, by one of 5 SLPs or the audiologist employed by St. Rita School.
Occupational or Physical Therapy as defined in their IEP, by private therapy providers employed or contracted by their local public school district, to take place at St. Rita School for the Deaf during the school day, OR at the local public school afterschool. St. Rita School for the Deaf does not employ Occupational or Physical Therapists.
Assistive Technology services that can include personal FM Systems for use in the classroom and therapy room for those students who have a documented need for them, and wireless network access for students who are using personal laptops or tablet computers in class. Visual emergency alarms are placed throughout the school building. A public video phone is available for student use before and after school hours. InterWrite Boards are in use in each classroom.