Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind (USDB) leads the way as a national model. Our schools provide the most responsive, caring, and innovative approach possible to meet the educational needs of our students. Innovative technology is used to help students achieve their highest individual potential. We educate students who are deaf, hard of hearing, blind, visually impaired and deaf-blind through our three campuses and statewide programs. In everything we do, the focus at the USDB is always to provide personalized education to meet the individual needs of each student and promote their development into educated, capable, and confident adults.
Parent Infant Programs
The Parent Infant Program, helps parents and their children from birth to age 3. This program provides support to children and their families in their natural home environment.
Utah School for the Deaf, Serving Deaf & Hard of Hearing Students
The school for the deaf celebrates all communication modalities and allows students to find the education that works best for them. Our teachers use advanced tools to improve instruction. Audiologists offer comprehensive audiological services that help diagnose every child’s individual hearing needs.
The school for the deaf provides after school activities and opportunities for students to interact with other deaf peers. Imagine basketball, volleyball, drama, reading clinics and more.
Utah School for the Blind, Serving Blind & Visually Impaired Students
The school for the blind implements academic curriculum in addition to specially designed instruction called the Expanded Core. We call it “9 more than core” and we are sharing these best practices with other schools across the country. As Ogden teacher Robbin Clark says, ““I am constantly inspired, I am amazed and I’m invigorated by the creative teachers, by the ability of the students, and the support from the administration.”
The Step program provides residential training for students aged 16 through 21. This transition program helps students learn and practice real-life skills that will assist them in gaining independence and employment. Students also learn how to become contributing members of their community.