Welcome to our Deaf/Hard of Hearing Program! Our mission at Burke is to create an inclusive environment that provides students in our program access to all general education classes while providing support in language development and self-advocacy through a Teacher for the Deaf.
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At Burke we take pride in the community we have developed that surrounds students who are Deaf/Hard of Hearing with equal access to academics and peers, community outreach programs, and strong leadership skills.
Academically, students are mainstreamed for all classes. However, there is an option to take electives through the program with the Teacher of the Deaf for academic support, language support, and self-advocacy skills. These classes include:
Students are given the opportunity to connect and participate in events with the Metro Regional Program for Children who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing (MRP). This community outreach program connects students at Burke with other students in the metro who have a hearing loss to provide social events and academic support.
Students in the program are taught about what kind of hearing loss they have and how it impacts them. They also learn how to read an audiogram and how to read and understand their Individualized Education Plan. The goal is to provide students with the tools to self-advocate and build strong leadership skills both in the classroom and in the community.