Preschool

Preschool for Children with Hearing Loss

In our Preschool program, children with hearing loss take part in fun group play with their typically-hearing peers to stimulate listening and spoken language skills.

Each child spends daily one-on-one time with an auditory-verbal learning specialist to identify problem areas and to work on improving them.

Our preschool classrooms are designed to naturally encourage learning in children with hearing loss. It’s important to let these children actually be kids.

Social Skills for Children with Hearing Loss

We’re laying the foundation to prepare a child with hearing loss for mainstream learning environments. A big part of that is developing a child’s social skills.

Our students play with typically-hearing children who model typical social behaviours and help children with hearing loss learn to feel comfortable in social settings. This is called a reverse integration model.

Managing Changes in Hearing

Ongoing monitoring of your child’s hearing can be stressful. To make it easier for parents, the Montreal Oral School for the Deaf has an in-house audiology department. When you have questions, or encounter issues with listening technologies we are able to respond with minimal delay.

Participating in Your Child’s Learning

It is important for you to be involved in your child’s education. We provide ongoing coaching sessions for you, your child and their language specialist. We’ll guide you through advocating for your child in a school setting and help you develop strategies for improving your child’s listening and speaking. If you need it, we offer psychological assessments and therapy for families and students.

Our specialists also support daycare educators and caregivers. We’ll help them create language-rich experiences and environments for young children with hearing loss.