DePaul School for Hearing and Speech is
dedicated to developing listening and oral language skills in children who are
deaf or hard of hearing. Auditory-oral
communication methods are used consistently throughout the school. Preschool children are immersed in a learning
environment that promotes the natural development of oral language.
A complete academic program is provided for
all students in levels Kindergarten to 8th grade. All subject areas are taught with an emphasis
on the continued development of language and literacy skills indentified in the
individual education program of each student. Children, whose families are committed to supporting the auditory-oral
communication mode, are successful in becoming an active participant in the
hearing world that surrounds them.
To schedule a visit to
DePaul or for more information about admissions please call (412) 924-1012.
To determine if a child
is appropriate for the DePaul School Program we look at five criteria:
• The child's hearing
loss and language delays are significant enough to warrant a specialized program
for children who are deaf or hard of hearing.
• With the appropriate
amplification, the child has access to the majority of the speech spectrum.
• The parents are
committed to an auditory-oral education and willing to support their child
outside of the school environment.
• The academic program
is appropriate for the child's learning needs and abilities.
• The child's
communication skills, linguistic abilities, and academic skills fall within the
range of currently enrolled peers.
It is the policy of
DePaul School to provide equal educational opportunities to all students who
qualify for admission to the programs without regard to race, color, religion,
sex, ancestry or national origin.