Auditory Oral Program
In our Auditory Oral classrooms, we focus on maximizing each child’s auditory, listening, language, speech, and literacy abilities. Our academic curriculum is enhanced through songs, poems, and nursery rhymes based on imagination and children’s literature.
To gain access to sound, most children in this program use cochlear implants or digital hearing aids. With the latest technology and the support of experienced staff, our children realize their full potential in developing listening and speaking skills.
Throughout the school day, language in the classroom is in Spoken English. Small classroom sizes, highly skilled teachers, thematic lessons, and lots of nurturing. . . help children develop their potential as oral communicators. The education program is staffed by credentialed teachers of the deaf and speech therapists experienced in teaching children who are deaf or hard of hearing.
As a supplement, children have the opportunity to engage in one hands-on activity each day designed to expose them to sign language. Much like children in public school classrooms, our students can learn sign language for fun. This gives children the language tools to successfully communicate with everyone on campus.