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Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DHH)

YCOE provides services to students who are deaf or hard of hearing from birth through age 22 as appropriate. Services may include direct and/or consultation by a teacher of the Deaf/Hard of Hearing; support by DHH Para-educators; Educational Interpreters; and/or Para-educators with Signing Skills, as appropriate. Itinerant DHH services are provided for students in preschool through high school at their neighborhood school/classroom setting. A special day class is offered for preschool and elementary students who require a more restrictive setting.

  • Infant/Toddler:  YCOE provides services to Infants and Toddlers who are eligible through the First Steps Infant Program (see information on First Steps). Services for Infants are provided in the child’s natural environment/home and toddlers and their families are invited to participate in Toddler Groups.
  • Preschool:  YCOE provides services through both an itinerant model of instruction in the child’s school/school setting or if a more restrictive model is appropriate, in a special day class model. Special day class program for DHH is located at Plainfield Elementary and operates five days per week at 3 hours per day.  
  • Elementary:  YCOE provides services through both an itinerant model of instruction in the child’s neighborhood school/school setting. A special day class model is located at Plainfield Elementary for those students who require a more restrictive model of instruction. Students in the special day class are integrated into general education programs as appropriate and as specified in the student’s IEP. Educational interpreters and Para-educators with signing skills are used in the special day class and allow student access to the core curriculum in grade level integration. Plainfield Elementary School is located at 20450 County Road 97, Woodland CA.
  • Middle School/High School:  YCOE provides services through an itinerant model of instruction in the student’s district of residence/school/classroom. Services are provided by a Teacher of the Deaf/Hard of Hearing; DHH Para-educator; and Educational Interpreters.