To serve the educational needs of children with hearing impairment from birth to 10 years old, so that they will be:
- Able to communicate orally in a hearing world
- Skilled at understanding and organizing the abilities necessary to function competently in mainstream educational settings and the workplace.
- Prepared to make a positive contribution to society.
- Positive role models for people with hearing impairments or other disabilities in order to demonstrate that limitations can be overcome.
Motivated to reach their full potential as independent individuals who are able to lead productive lives and find fulfillment of their dreams and aspirations.
Goals & Objectives
Develop the cognitive abilities of children with hearing impairments so that they can understand information, analyze problems and generate solutions in their educational careers and everyday lives.
Develop the language, speech and listening skills of children with hearing impairments to facilitate conversation, writing and academics.
Prepare children with hearing impairments for mainstreaming to begin their transition into more challenging academic environments.
Build upon and refine social skills to enable children with hearing impairments to utilize the above in progressively more challenging interactions with changing and expanding social groups.
Support the role of the parents and extended family in the education and socialization of children with hearing impairments so that the family will be a lifelong source of mutual support.
Implement new technologies in the field of deaf education, devise new strategies for the classroom and provide professional development for educators.
Expand and develop methods and curricula.
Inform the public of the efforts expended and results achieved in the education of children with hearing impairments.
Cooperate with the medical community to mutually advance the remediation and habilitiation of children with hearing impairments.
We recognize the potential within each student to succeed and strive to bring every child to the fullest realization of his or her potential.
We are a caring and dedicated group of professionals who aspire to the highest ideals and standards of the education field.
We practice a participatory style of education in which the talents of all are unselfishly given and respectfully considered.
We believe that we have a unique role in advancing the field of educating children with hearing impairments and we are committed to exploring new and better methods of furthering that goal.