The Louisiana School for the Deaf (LSD), located in Baton Rouge, provides residential elementary and secondary educational services to hearing-impaired children whose hearing loss is such as to preclude their making normal progress in the regular public school system. The school operates under the jurisdiction of the State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education. The school budget summarized below is organized in three program areas: administration, instruction and residential.
Administration/Support Services provides administrative direction and supportive services essential for the effective delivery of direct services and other various programs being conducted by this school.
Instructional Services provides comprehensive educational services to educate deaf children, from birth to 21 years of age, so they may possess the necessary skills to become self-sufficient. Because the incidence of hearing impairment at birth is normally quite low, relatively few school programs are organized to meet the needs of the hearing impaired students. The school is admitting a greater percentage of multi-handicapped children, thus changing the population and programs of the schools. The school offers a summer program for Laura I students.
Residential Services provides the services necessary to provide a homelike atmosphere for students and to help them develop as much independence as possible. The residential staff supplements the work of LSD's instructional staff. Included in this program are child care services, social, educational and recreational activities through the student center as well as 24 hour medical and nursing care. Medical and health services for students include an infirmary for inpatient care, general health care instruction, physical therapy, and dental care.
RESOURCE ALLOCATION FOR CHILDREN
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