Infant/Parent Sign Class
To support our Infant/Parent program, we offer a weekly class for families of our students in the program to learn basic sign language skills. This includes any family member who interacts with the children in their natural environment. This class supports the work done in the home, as well as offers families an opportunity to share and collaborate similar experiences.
Sign Language Interpreters
In accordance with each student’s IEP, sign language interpreters are available to students within the educational setting. This also includes extra-curricular activities after the traditional school day. Northview’s interpreting staff have met and exceeded the skill standards set by the state of Michigan.
Speech and Language Pathologist
Students have access to speech and language services to assist in communication development. Individual students may meet with the speech and language pathologist one-on-one, as well as have the opportunity for push-in services within the classroom environment.
Northview has an audiologist on staff to assist with all devices within the district. These services include audiological testing, as well as servicing equipment such as hearing aids and cochlear implants. Our audiologist also helps fit each mainstream classroom with amplification equipment to help the Deaf & Hard of Hearing students receive the maximum benefit of their hearing.
Depending on each individual student need, additional ancillary services can be provided for students. This can include physical therapy, occupational therapy, social work, etc. The IEP team determines the appropriate ancillary needs of every child.