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Preparing for General Education

A graduate teaches a CID classOur goal is for each child to have a positive educational experience after graduation. The CID teachers and school counselor work with the child, parents and receiving school to smooth the child’s adjustment and to maximize success.

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 in which they learn to advocate for themselves as well as to navigate sometimes complex general education environments.

CID teachers and audiologists communicate regularly with the students’ receiving schools. Often, they visit the schools to 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).