Julie DuttweilerRDSPD-Elementary: MathGrade: 3-5Catherine HippsRDSPD: Social StudiesGrade: 6-8Brenda MarshRDSPD-Elementary: EnglishGrade: 3-5
Regional Day School Program for the Deaf (RDSPD)
The Region 4 Regional Day School Program for the Deaf (RDSPD):
WE BELIEVE IN TOTAL COMMUNICATION: The Region 4 RDSPD respects that the Deaf and Hard of Hearing community is both culturally and linguistically diverse. As a result, the philosophy utilized throughout the program is one that demonstrates student choice.
WE BELIEVE IN EARLY INTERVENTION: The program is based on the belief that all communication options that are available to the family should be explored in an unbiased and neutral manner so that families can decide what is best for their child. Upon choosing a communication mode, instructional options for children turning 3 years old will be investigated and implemented collaboratively.
WE BELIEVE IN SPECIALLY DESIGNED INSTRUCTION: By utilizing appropriate, holistic communication assessments, the program is able to deliver individualized instruction that aligns to each student’s unique communication needs.
WE BELIEVE IN EQUAL ACCESS TO ENGLISH: The RDSPD strives to provide high-quality instruction in English for grades PK-12, with particular focus on receptive and expressive English language development, for all students, regardless of their chosen communication modes.
THE RDSPD at Rogers
Currently, at T.H. Rogers, we have students that range from PK-8th grade. Within the program, we have a variety of specializations such as Preschoolers Achieving Learning Skills (PALS), Skills for Learning and Living (SLL), and the academic track. Our staff consists of teachers who are certified Teachers of the Deaf and an awesome team of instructional classroom assistants, related service providers, and educational diagnosticians.