The Hamm Center is a listening, spoken language and literacy program for children who are deaf or hard of hearing and have average to above average intelligence. The program teaches deaf children to talk through auditory development. Components of the program include: Parent-infant sessions for babies and their families, play groups and classes for toddlers, and preschool and primary aged classes for children through early elementary age. The focus of the program is on speech, auditory training, auditory-verbal therapy, and language development incorporated into age-appropriate academic lessons. This auditory-verbal program is appropriate for children with cochlear implants as well as children who use hearing aids. The Hamm Center is accredited by the Georgia Accrediting Commission.