The Regina Board of Education recognizes that the needs of Deaf and Hard of Hearing students are highly individualized as well as specialized. To this end, the following goals have been established as an integral part of the Board’s philosophy towards the education of this population:
Thom Collegiate Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program
The resource room program at Thom Collegiate has been designed to enhance integration and serves to provide deaf and hard of hearing students with assistance for academic subjects that are taught in regular classes. Resource room assistance is provided on an individual and small group basis where pre-teaching and post-teaching of vocabulary and content are taught. Students are encouraged to meet the challenges of regular classes while receiving the necessary support and assistance that will ensure a sufficient standard of academic achievement. Sign language facilitators, and written or computerized note takers are an integral component of the resource program. Assistive devices, such as F.M. systems, teletypewriters, and closed captioned decoders are standard equipment and promote independent functioning in the school environment.
The transition for students from secondary to post secondary programs and/or employment is facilitated through Saskatchewan Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services (SDHHS). The students are encouraged to maintain close contact with SDHHS personnel to insure every opportunity to meet their future goals and aspirations.
The Regina Board of Education supports the principle of parental involvement at all levels of decision making and programming for all students with special needs.
Accessing the Resource Room Program at Thom Collegiate
For further information on how to access the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program, contact the Co-ordinator of Speech and Hearing Student Support Services at Regna Public Schools - 523-3600.
Features of the Resource Room
For further information, please contact Joanne Weber at email@example.com
Saskatchewan Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services - http://www.sdhhs.com/
ASL Browser - http://commtechlab.msu.edu/sites/aslweb/
Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf - http://www.agbell.org/DesktopDefault.aspx?linkid=1