Special Education

Elementary Program

Three young girls smilingThe elementary program at NYSSD services deaf children between the ages of three and thirteen. The classrooms are small, usually around six students, and staffed by a teacher of the deaf and an instructor assistant. The program follows detailed curricula developed from the New York State Standards and Assessments. Each students' program is based on an Individual Educational Program (IEP).

The Elemenatry Program also includes physical education, art, library and CAPA (our creative and performing arts program). All of our students receive speech and language therapy as part of their curriculum. In addition, our program offers occupational therapy and physical therapy, as well as individual personal counseling. This extensive programming has established NYSSD as a complete academic, social/behavioral and physical program designed to maximize each child’s learning.

Additionally, our students’ opportunities to grow academically and socially in a warm environment with their peers is enhanced by our school-wide computer network with terminals in each classroom and the dormitory, our TV production studio, field trips, integrated programs with public schools, community library program, science fair programs, and theatrical performances. For further information please contact the Elementary Department Head at 315-337-8400, Ext. 8445.

Last Updated: June 28, 2010