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.

Early Childhood

With access to sound provided by cochlear implants or digital hearing aids and intensive Listening and Spoken Language (LSL) education, each child who is deaf or hard of hearing has a unique potential to learn to listen and speak and compete academically with his or her peers with typical hearing. At DePaul School, we prepare students for success in the mainstream education setting, and our Early Childhood programs provide the foundation for language learning.

More than 70% of students who attend DePaul School’s Toddler-Parent and Preschool Programs transition to the mainstream by first grade, with reading skills that are at or above grade-level.

DePaul’s Early Childhood programs include the Toddler-Parent Program and the Preschool Program.

DePaul School Students

Tip #1: Singing provides a good sense of rhythm, and the tone helps children with hearing loss recognize the melody in speech.