Tip #4: Deaf and hard of hearing children who receive early intervention services have been found to have better language outcomes up to age five.

Our Programs

DePaul provides Listening and Spoken Language (LSL) education for children through age 15. This includes early childhood educational programs and elementary and middle school curriculums that are closely aligned with state and national standards in all academic areas.

We believe that children who are deaf and hard of hearing have the potential to develop listening and spoken language skills as the foundation for life-long literacy and intellectual growth.

DePaul School Kindergarten

Early Childhood Department

Toddler and Preschool classrooms are where DePaul students accelerate the development of their auditory, speech and language skills. Early academics, fine motor, gross motor and personal/social skills are also developed.

Elementary School (K-8)

DePaul’s Elementary School provides students with a curriculum that parallels that of a traditional school and is closely aligned with state and national standards in all academic areas.

Early Intervention

DePaul School provides early intervention services for children who are deaf or hard of hearing from birth to age three, including our center-based Toddler-Parent Program.

Partnering with Families

Families are encouraged to be actively involved in their child’s education. Through attending monthly conferences, parents can provide input on their child’s progress and help determine new language and listening goals. Teachers provide weekly language targets, vocabulary and follow up activities to families so they can support their child’s learning at home.

Tip #2: Read to your child every day. Each time you read to your child, you are helping his/her brain to develop language fluency.