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.