Soundbridge Summer Program (ESY)
Soundbridge provides individualized summer programs for preschool, elementary, and secondary level students who need work in maintaining their spoken language through listening. Instruction is given in intensive small groups using themes and age-appropriate activities.
The Soundbridge Academy is for students with hearing loss who need intensive support in order to improve their spoken language abilities and their academic achievement as a bridge toward post-secondary college and careers.
Comprehensive Educational Evaluations
Soundbridge offers full-scale educational assessments of children with hearing loss. These assessments are performed by a multi-disciplinary team of specialists with expertise in education of the hearing impaired.
Extended School Year Summer Assistive Technology Service (ESY AST)
Summer Assistive Technology Service includes audiological support and use of the student's FM system during the summer months.
Employee Assistance Program
Aids district and town employees experiencing personal problems. This counseling and referral service serves district and town employees and their families who are experiencing individual or family difficulties.
Consulting Teacher Service
The Consulting Teacher Service provides specialized educational support to school districts for students with hearing loss who are using spoken language to communicate and to learn. Support is tailored to the student and can consist of direct service and/or consultation.
Under the Connecticut Birth to Three system, and following the regulations of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, Part C, CREC Birth to Three serves infants and toddlers and their families in north central Connecticut.
Educational Audiological Support Services
Audiological Support Services provides educational audiology and technical support to meet the needs of students with hearing loss with and without personal amplification, as well as students with an auditory processing disorder.
Post-Secondary Auditory Technology Service (PATS)
Providing post-secondary students who have hearing loss with appropriate auditory access to the curriculum through educational and audiological/technical support.
DART's Digital Learning Camps follow the unconference model made popular by EdCamp. An unconference is driven by audience participation. Attendees are asked to come ready to share ideas, skills, and questions.
CREC is now a testing site for the Educational Testing Service's (ETS) ParaPro Assessment. ETS developed the ParaPro Assessment as a way to satisfy the requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act. Register now!
IPM: Integrated Classrooms for Students with Low-Incidence Disabilities
Classrooms within the CREC region for students, 3 to 21 years of age, who have multiple disabilities and/or medical needs. Staffed by a special education teacher, registered nurse, and paraprofessionals. Services include OT, PT, SLP, and music therapy.
School Counseling Services
Quality school counseling services through professional development and technical assistance from experienced school counselors.
The Soundbridge Preschool helps young children with hearing loss develop their listening and spoken language abilities in the context of an integrated, developmentally appropriate, NAEYC-accredited preschool.
Consultation Services: Complex Medical Conditions or Physical Limitations
On-site consultation services within the CREC region for students, 3 to 21 years of age, who have multiple disabilities and/or medical needs. Emphasis is placed on assisting schools with implementing new programs, improving existing ones, and promoting best practice.