The Deaf & Hard-of-Hearing Preschool Program
Our Team includes a certified teacher of the deaf, a licensed speech language pathologist, and a special education teacher who collaborate to deliver an enriched curriculum for preschool age students who are deaf or hard of hearing. Faculty utilizes a total communication approach throughout the school day to encourage all aspects of a child’s learning and development. A state-of-the-art auditory wireless system is used to help students maximize their hearing ability.
The Deaf & Hard-of-Hearing program also includes:
- Evening sign language course:
- Program taught by the teacher of our deaf and hard of hearing classroom for family and friends in need of basic sign language skills
- Community based instruction:
- Students experience outings into the community for "hands-on" learning
The Deaf & Hard of Hearing Preschool Program at the Barber National Institute receives partial funding by the United Way of Erie County
For a look at what the preschool program means for students and families, thanks to United Way of Erie County for this video story:
Contact Nina Wolfarth at (814) 878-4080 or NWolfarth@BarberInstitute.org for more information on the Deaf & Hard-of-Hearing Preschool Programs at the Barber National Institute in Erie, PA.