The Elementary Program is a lively, supportive, language-rich and exciting environment. This department, home to ASD’s Pre-School through Grade 5, is tailored to the needs of each student. Teachers and staff help students develop language, mathematics and communication skills, along with social/emotional awareness and creativity. Our goal is to nurture a lifelong love of learning in all our students.
Meeting the Needs of Every Student
The Elementary School houses programs designed to serve our students' diverse needs and abilities:
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Elementary School for students in Grades K-5
Pre-Vocational Education Program
Speech, Aural Habilitation and Audiological Support
Physical Education classes
Students have access to a variety of outstanding educational opportunities and support services.
Learning Resource Center
Computer laboratories for writing, mathematics, Internet research and student PowerPoint presentations
Read Across America program/Storytelling/Annual Book Fair
Deaf Heritage Week (annual week of special programming celebrating deaf culture, knowledge of the history of deaf education, and promoting positive student self-esteem)
Extensive Resources and Support Services
The Elementary School program is supported by professional staff with specialized training in the areas of school counseling, social work, school psychology, learning disabilities, speech and language specialists, audiology, physical therapy and occupational therapy. Over 90% of the ASD faculty and professional staff have earned master’s degrees or above. 100% are Connecticut certified teachers. Services available to students include:
Educational testing (both those designed for deaf students and state-mandated tests)
Integrated IEP planning and service provision
Personal and/or group counseling
Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy services
Speech, Language, and Aural Habilitation communication services (individual and group)
After School Programs and Extracurricular Activities
After-school enrichment programs supplement the Elementary School program. Day students are eligible and encouraged to participate. Based on each student's individualized program plan, the following after-school activities are available: