Our classrooms combine children who are deaf or hard of hearing with other children who have typical hearing, in a rich environment of listening and spoken language.  Developing relationships, learning to communicate and practicing conversational partnership are integrated into all aspects of each child's school day.

In addition to academics, all of our children participate in enrichment activities that include music, PE/occupational therapy physical education, art, and media.  Classroom teachers collaborate with enrichment teachers to integrate and bolster language development.

CLASSROOM SCHEDULES

Parent/Infant

  • Children are 1 week to 3 years of age
  • Weekly/Bi-weekly one-on-one (1:1) sessions
  • Taught in a home-like environment
  • Families are coached on transition from Part B services to Part C services

Toddler Class

  • Children are 18 months – 2yrs
  • Taught in a classroom environment
  • Children are integrated with hearing peers 30 minutes per week
  • 2 days a week (M/W or T/TH)
  • 3:1 student teacher ratio
  • Parental participation – 30 minutes a week
  • Class time:  8:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
  • Children also receive 1:1 sessions

2’s Class

  • Children are 2 before September 1st of current school year
  • Additional hour of 1-on-1 individual with the family (until child’s 3rd birthday)
  • Children are integrated with hearing peers 2 1/2 hours per week
  • 4 days a week
  • 3:1 student teacher ratio
  • Class time: 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • Children receive 1:1 sessions through the end of the school year

3’s Class

  • Children are 3 before September 1st of current school year
  • Children are integrated with their hearing peers for the entire school day
  • Lunch and recess are spent with all three Atlanta Speech School Preschool students
  • 5 days/week
  • 4:1 student teacher ratio
  • Class time: 8:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
  • Children eligible for extended day programming

4’s Class

  • Children are 4 before September 1st of current school year
  • Children are integrated with their hearing peers for the entire school day
  • Enrichment, lunch and recess are spent with all 3 Atlanta Speech School PreK Students
  • 5 days/week
  • 4:1 student teacher ratio
  • Children participate in groups with other preschools
  • Class time: 8:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
  • Children are eligible for extended day programming