The Special Needs classes at the Lexington School for the Deaf serve students with developmental and communication challenges from preschool to twenty one years of age. The low student to staff ratio ensures that our students receive a high level of instruction and attention from their teachers and instructional assistants.
The students with special needs are in self-contained classes in the departments with typical students who are of the same age. This allows for the opportunity for peer to peer interaction and socialization.
The teachers and instructional assistants in the special needs classes work not only with the students, but with the families as well, to ensure that educational, social and behavioral goals are addressed in the school, home and community environments.
The goals of the Special Needs classes are to meet each student’s individual needs and to prepare them for life in the community beyond Lexington.