The Deaf & Hard-of-Hearing Preschool Program

Deaf & Hard of Hearing Preschool learning to sign

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

Contact Nina Wolfarth at (814) 878-4080 for more information on the Deaf & Hard-of-Hearing Preschool Programs at the Barber National Institute in Erie, PA.

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The Deaf & Hard of Hearing Preschool Program at the Barber National Institute
is funded in part by the United Way of Erie County.

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For a look at what the preschool program means for students and families,
thanks to United Way of Erie County for this video story.