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Total Communication Program

The Total Communication Program track at Alberta School for the Deaf provides students with maximum opportunity to develop language and literacy skills in both spoken English and American Sign Language.  Through the use of residual hearing and/or amplification, students challenge the mandated Alberta Education curriculum and explore strategies to best meet individual language and learning needs.  English and American Sign Language are the languages of instruction and used as tools for assessment as well as for demonstrations of learning. 

Classes consists of English and American Sign Language role models with embedded expertise and support from a collaborative team made up of a Teacher, Educational Assistant, Educational Interpreter, Speech and Language Pathologist, Occupational Therapist, Audiologist and/or an Aboriginal Liasion Worker, as required.