Prior to transitioning to their local schools, CID students have opportunities to prepare by learning about their own hearing and devices. They practice sharing information with both peers and adults. The students also participate in a transition class with our school counselor. As part of this class, they learn to advocate for themselves. They also learn to navigate sometimes complex general education environments.
CID teachers and audiologists communicate regularly with the students’ receiving schools. Often, they visit the schools and provide training for teachers and classmates. They may help the family select a school. A cooperative effort results in development of the student’s transition IEP (Individual Educational Plan).
Our goal is a positive educational experience after graduation. CID educational staff and the CID school counselor work with the child, parents and the receiving school to smooth the child’s adjustment and to maximize success.