Language arts is individualized and is based on the impact of each student's hearing loss, language deprivation, and emotional disturbance. The program includes remedial and development language, sign language skills, auditory training, speech and speech reading skills and reading and writing. Language Arts is integrated into the total day’s program. Language abilities and communication skills are critical to the education and development of each student.
The mathematics program is based on individual needs and ranges from math survival skills to advanced mathematical concepts. The program provides for remedial and tutorial assistance in identified areas of need. Although hearing impairment does not necessarily affect computation skills, problem solving is frequently a deficit area, as this is a language laden task. In addition, learning disabilities may impact the development of these skills.
The course of studies are individualized for the students. A heightened awareness of interdependent relationships and interpersonal values is one of the overall goals for this area. Issues of identity as they relate to the student’s awareness of self, family, community, and the world provide a core theme. These are areas which are critical issues for hearing impaired students. The developmental tasks of adolescents are characterized by identity crises which are more profound and complex than those of their hearing peers. These areas of focus reflect our understanding of the impact of the emotional and behavioral needs of our students. Within our Social Studies curriculum, the students study American and World History, American Government, and Current Events.
Students are provided an individualized program designed to meet their educational needs. Biology, Physical, and Earth Science are the areas of instruction.
Health and Physical Education
This program is individualized according to each student’s needs. Hearing impaired and deaf students have great deficits and misinformation regarding health education. Topics include human growth and development, sex education, mental health, personal health habits, nutrition, the perils of smoking/drug use. Physical Education is provided according to the individual student’s abilities and needs.
Total communication is the communication approach emphasized at Centerview Therapeutic School. Skill levels are evaluated and students are monitored for growth and progress throughout all activities.