School placements designed for children who are deaf or hard of hearing are available in many different forms. Below are descriptions of different types of designed placements for children with hearing needs.
In some classrooms children who are deaf or hard of hearing are team-taught by two teachers along with children who are normal hearing.
In some schools, resource rooms for children with various learning challenges (learning disabilities, speech and language, hearing loss) are used to serve some students who are deaf or hard-of-hearing.
Some public schools, especially in larger metropolitan areas, may offer self-contained classes for children who need special teaching most of the time.
Day schools for children who are deaf or hard of hearing are different than public school programs because they usually are in separate buildings.
Residential programs for children who are deaf or hard of hearing, serve students who need special programs, but live too far away to go home each afternoon.