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


Self-advocacy is an important skill for children who are deaf or hard of hearing. Fostering self-advocacy can take place in the every day routines of a child’s life. From learning the importance of wearing their hearing technology devices, to learning how to talk to their peers about their hearing loss, self-advocacy skills will play a very important role in the life of a child who is deaf or hard of hearing.

At DePaul School, self-advocacy skill learning is woven into every classroom, from toddlers to middle school students. Additionally, students in the Elementary Department, and those students who are transitioning to the educational mainstream, receive self-advocacy workshops, classes and individual guidance regularly throughout the school year.

DePaul School Students Talking

Quote #2: “Deaf people can do anything hearing people can do, except hear.” - Irving King Jordan