Deaf & Hard of Hearing Program

Total Communication Education

International Week of the Deaf

For nearly 40 years, Northview Public Schools has housed the Total Communication program in Grand Rapids, Michigan.  Our program serves D/HH students from birth through their transition years.  Through an orientation process, parents who choose the Total Communication philosophy for their family receive support depending on the individual needs of their child.

We are a family within a family.  Being based in Northview Public Schools, we are fortunate to receive incredible supports in a neighborhood school setting.  Beyond our staff in the Deaf Education program, the general education staff is knowledgable in working with students who have hearing loss.  Our educational goal is to support student identity in Deaf Culture, while exposing them to the hearing world.

“Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.”  ~Aristotle

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