Hearing Impaired Program
Greenwood Elementary is proud to be the home of a Hearing Impaired Program for Pre-School through Grade 5. Students come to Greenwood throughout much of Macomb County to be enrolled in this specialized program. Below is an explanation of how our programs work.
Mrs. Olsson (PreK-1st) and Mrs.Preiss (2nd-5th)
The oral language program for students with hearing loss consists of children ages preschool through fifth grade. Two classrooms (preschool-1st grade and 2nd-5th) provide explicit instruction on listening and spoken language, self-advocacy and self-awareness skills, as well as grade level academics. The students in our classes wear hearing aids, cochlear implants and BAHA aids as well as FM microphone systems throughout the school day. We also use Smartboard technology and iPads. The students participate in the general education classroom for a variety of subjects and activities depending on their individual needs and grade level expectations. Co-teaching and paraprofessional support is provided, as needed. The students have opportunities to explore through play and hands on experiences as well as opportunities to work on speech skills and auditory training. We encourage our students to be an active participant in their learning through the use of oral language and listening skills.
Here is a link to the Macomb Intermediate School District that has more information about what the county has to offer any students with a Hearing Impairment. https://www.misd.net/seform2/Low_Incidence_Classroom_Programs/Program_Hearing_Impairment.html