The overarching goal of the HTSD program was to include students with hearing loss in general education experiences to the maximum extent appropriate.
Finally, inclusive placements were general education classrooms in which students in the HTSD program participated for the entire school day.
Children of Peace School and the HTSD program also facilitated reverse-inclusion.
Regardless of classroom placement, all students in the HTSD program received instruction based on the total communication approach.
The HTSD coordinator taught the coaches sport-specific signs.
The coordinator of the HTSD program assisted parents and students in the transition to high school.
Both programs described in this study relied on tuition and fundraising, with the HTSD program at Children of Peace School additionally supported by other funding sources.