DHH students and staff had a wonderful time in Lansing on June 13 for Deaf Education Day. Many speakers, including our own students, staff, and parents, presented to the crowd about their Deaf experiences and the importance of the LEAD-K bill. The LEAD-K bill promotes language acquisition for ALL children, from birth to the age of 5.
DHH - Deaf & Hard of Hearing Program
The Bloomfield Hills Schools Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program provides academic instruction within the general curriculum through services that support each student's learning needs as determined by their Individualized Educational Planning Teams.
Students with hearing loss who reside in Oakland County attend the BHS DHH program on behalf of their resident districts. These resident districts include:
Birmingham Public Schools
Bloomfield Hills Schools
Brandon School District
Clarenceville School District
Clarkston Community Schools
Clawson Public Schools
Farmington Public Schools
Ferndale Public Schools
Hazel Park Schools
Holly Area Schools
Huron Valley Schools
Lake Orion Community Schools
Madison District Public Schools
Novi Community School District
Oak Park Schools
Oxford Community Schools
Pontiac School District
Rochester Community Schools
Royal Oak Neighborhood School
South Lyon Community School District
Southfield Public Schools
Troy School District
Walled Lake Consolidated School
Waterford School District
West Bloomfield School District
The student population ranges from mild to profound hearing loss, including students with cochlear implants. Students may attend classes within a DHH classroom with staff who are DHH certified, or within co-taught classrooms, or within general education classrooms.
- Fox Hills Preschool, Eastover Elementary and East Hills Middle School provide Total Communication school environments.
- Bloomfield Hills High School is a Total Communication Program.
The following services and opportunities are available to students and their families:
- FM Soundfield
- Speech and Language Therapy
- ASL Specialist services
- Modified Curriculum
- School Psychologist with expertise in Deafness
- Deaf and Hard of Hearing Peers for Direct Communication
- Counselors with Expertise in Deafness
- Audiological Assistance
- Deaf and Hard of Hearing Adult Role Models
- Captioned Media, Video Phones, Visual Alerting Devices
- Co-curricular Activities
- Deaf Drama classes and Performances
- Family Sign Language Classes
- Visual Phonics
The Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program located within Bloomfield Hills School District is a language-intensive program for Deaf and hard of hearing students who reside within Oakland County. Referrals to this program are generated by resident district Directors of Special Education.
Deaf and hard of hearing students from preschool through high school age, are referred to the DHH Program by their resident district Directors of Special Education.
Upon receipt of a referral, DHH Staff within Bloomfield Hills review student records, including a current MET, and observe the student. If the student is eligible for the language-intensive DHH Program, the Supervisor of the DHH Program either accepts the student via a new IEP or via a Notice of FAPE form (for 30 school days), both of which are provided by the student's resident district.
Following DHH Supervisor receipt of the completed IEP or Notice of FAPE form, the student's family completes enrollment paperwork for Bloomfield Hills School District. These enrollment forms are available below or the parent can choose to complete the forms in person in the DHH Supervisor's Office at East Hills Middle School.
Student Enrollment Form
Request for Educational Records
Student Health Questionnaire
Statement of Conduct
Statement of Behavior
At the conclusion of the enrollment process, the student becomes an official Bloomfield Hills Schools student and receives a class schedule/assignment. Resident districts maintain transportation responsibility.
Congratulations to Jack Maher, a DHH student at Bloomfield Hills High School! He was selected as a Third Team Division One All State Goalie!
Way to go, Jack!!
There are still opening for SCAMP this summer for our DHH students!
From the SCAMP website:
"Campers enjoy a variety of structured activities that focus on social skills improvement, language enrichment, and prevocational skills are focused on at SCAMP. They also enjoy art and music therapy and physical education."
If you are interested in SCAMP for your child, please click on the link below for more information about the program.
Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Deaf and Hard of Hearing
DHH - Office
East Hills Middle School
2800 Kensington Road
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304