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Beachwood City Schools

Deaf & Hard-of-Hearing

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Office of Pupil Services
Voice: (216) 464-2600, ext. 235
TTY: (216) 464-7421

The Beachwood Schools is the host school district of the Cooperative Hearing Impaired Program, a 29-school district consortium-based education program for students with hearing loss. Educational services reflect the specific individual needs of each student within the general classroom, resource room, and D/HH classrooms. Various means of communication are used, including sign language, hearing, speaking and speech (lip) reading.
An Individual Education Program (IEP) is developed for each student by the educational team that includes parents, representatives from a variety of program disciplines, and - when appropriate - the students themselves. Program services include speech and language therapy, interpreting, audiology, psychology, physical therapy, occupational therapy and communication.
Teaching is consistent with the district’s mission statement: To develop intellectual entrepreneurs with a social conscience. This reflects the district’s core values: contribute to a society and community; respect individuality and diversity; expect quality; encourage risk-taking, innovation and leadership; and develop lifelong learners.
Program Services
  • Speech and Language Therapy
  • Interpreting
  • Audiology
  • Psychology
  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Communication
Students in the D/HH program are provided a variety of educational options. A self-contained classroom for deaf and hard-of-hearing students exists at each level. In addition, students may be included in the general education classroom with an educational interpreter for some or all of the school day. Decisions about educational environments are made by the educational team, with parents serving as an integral part of this team.
Family Approach
Parental involvement is an important aspect of the Beachwood philosophy. A parents group provides a support network for families through formal and informal activities, outings, and regional events with members of deaf, hard-of-hearing, and hearing communities.