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Site-based & Preschool Services

MECDHH/GBSD offers site-based programming in collaboration with Child Development Services and the Portland and Brewer School Districts. Our evidenced- based programs provide direct and consultative deaf education services for deaf and hard of hearing students that live within an hour radius of the school. Students are fully integrated into the public school they are attending. The programs are designed to encourage educational opportunities in both the Deaf education and inclusive classrooms as appropriate for each individual student. The sites are staffed by a diverse group of experienced teachers of the deaf, therapists, ASL specialists and educational technicians who have a broad range of strengths and experiences.

We offer:

  • Specially Designed Instruction
  • Speech-language therapy; including Listening and Spoken Language Services
  • Audiology in conjunction with the student’s managing audiologist
  • Occupational therapy
  • Social work services
  • American Sign Language (ASL) interpreting and Cue Transliteration services for educational programming
  • Transition planning
  • Extended school year services
  • Remote hearing technology designed for educational use
  • Acoustic consultation, including measurement of unoccupied classroom noise levels and observation of the environment, in order to make recommendations for acoustically appropriate treatment
  • Educational Technicians in general education classes
  • Evaluations for the following services:
    • Occupational therapy
    • Speech-language therapy
    • American Sign Language
    • Psychoeducational evaluations
    • Academic achievement
    • Functional Listening
    • Observations in the learning environment
  • Behavioral supports and planning, specifically, functional behavioral evaluations, behavior intervention plans;
  • Boarding for high school students
  • Transportation for students attending site-based programs from towns other than the host school town(s)