Denton Regional Day School Program for the Deaf
Serving students with hearing impairments in Denton, Cooke, and Wise counties
The Denton Regional Day School Program for the Deaf (RDSPD) was established by Denton ISD and the Texas Education Agency (TEA) in 1974 to provide services to students, ages birth to 21, who are eligible for special education services based on an auditory impairment and educational need. These students reside in Denton, Cooke, or Wise County. We offer a variety of services to assist both students with auditory impairment, and their families. Services are provided through two main programs: 1) Parent Education; and, 2) School-based.
Parent Education Programs
For children under the age of three who qualify with an auditory impairment, please contact Early Childhood Intervention of North Central Texas (817-446-8000) or Early Childhood Intervention Texhoma (903-957-4810).
Preschool Educational programming provided by a certified teacher of the deaf is available in the Special Education Early Childhood Program for students with a hearing impairment who are 3-4 years of age and developmentally ready. Attendance and level of service is determined by an Individual Education Plan Committee (IEPc) and is based upon educational assessment and need.
A continuum of services is available for K-12 students with hearing impairment who need instruction by certified teachers of the deaf and/or interpreter services. Based upon assessment of educational need, the IEPc may place a student in a self-contained deaf education classroom setting or a fully mainstreamed setting with a sign language interpreter or any combination of these instructional options. A full range of related and support services will be specified by the students Individual Education Plan (IEP) as determined by the IEPc.
The Denton RDSPD stresses English acquisition for language development, listening skills, and oral speech development using a total communication approach. We look forward to helping students and their families.
Should you have any questions about the Denton RDSPD, please feel free to contact our office for further assistance.