Educational Approach

We Teach Children with Hearing Loss to Listen and Speak

The Montreal Oral School for the Deaf helps children with a hearing loss learn to listen and speak.

Choosing an Auditory-Verbal Education

Despite having varying degrees of hearing loss, most children do have some hearing available. Due to this, and thanks to major advances in listening technologies, it’s possible for a child to learn to listen and speak.

This is called the auditory-verbal learning approach. It’s what we do here, at the Montreal Oral School for the Deaf.

Beginning as early as possible, we provide families with a choice of spoken language and literacy. Partnerships between teachers, parents, caregivers and families help immerse children in language through listening.

The ultimate goal is for each child to attend their neighbourhood elementary and high school, with the appropriate supports, to learn alongside their hearing peers.