Calgary Board of Education

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program

(An aural/oral program for Deaf and Hard of Hearing students)

Future Accommodation for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students

Nov. 2016 | Please click here for a letter from our area director, Darlene Unruh, regarding Future Accommodation for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students.

2017/2018 School Calendar - click here

Program Description

The Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program at Stanley Jones School has provided educational services for deaf and hard of hearing students from the city of Calgary since the 1960s. This program emphasizes the use of speech, residual hearing, visual English in the form of sign supported speech, speechreading and the use of written English.  The primary program goal is developing skills in listening and spoken language, reading and writing, and self-advocacy. Language is taught directly and intentionally throughout all subject areas, using a variety of techniques, including assistive technology.  Students in this program have hearing aids or cochlear implants and/or use personal FM sound systems. Our students have access to the mandated Alberta Education curriculum that is personalized to their learning needs and have the opportunity for integration into other classrooms where appropriate. This program is recommended for families who have expressed a preference for their children to learn through aural methods of input (listening to English) and oral expression (speaking).

The DHH program is an active part of the Stanley Jones and Alice Jamieson Girls' Academy community. Integration into Stanley Jones and/or Alice Jamieson Academy classes for instruction is based on individual needs and abilities. All students in the DHH program at Stanley Jones are integrated for physical education.

One of our school goals, which is supported through the Alberta Initiative for School Improvement, is to support the social-emotional development of deaf and hard of hearing students. This is done through explicit instruction of social skills and problem-solving strategies.

Further information

Calgary Board of Education Deaf and Hard of Hearing

DHH Program Review document

Essential Components of Educational Programming for Students who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing - Alberta Education

Standards for Special Education - Alberta Education

Deaf & Hear Alberta

Resources and Services in Calgary