Monday, September 13, 2010

Big Question

Okay. Obviously if you are here you have some idea of what Norah's background is and what we are trying to do as far as giving her a chance to learn to speak. So.....If location inside the U.S. was not an issue where would the absolute BEST oral/deaf school be? Where would give Norah her best chance of speaking?


17 comments:

Lucas'Mommy said...

Hands down, without batting an eye... go to the John Tracy Clinic in Los Angeles, CA. Lives are changed there. You can start with the correspondence courses (if you haven't already). Love, love, love it there, and wish we could move there too. 3 weeks was enough to convince me. http://jtc.org

Chinazhoumom said...

There is a great one in St Augustine FL - School for the deaf and blind...I don't know if they work with children with C. I.
Good Luck
Carol in FL

Leah said...

Come to Minnesota, District 196, where TOTAL communication is used, including oralism. Whatever the parent wants for the student goes. Come for a visit. The Twin city area in general has every type of d/hoh program you can imagine, from pure ASL to pure oral. The choice is yours here. Contact Minnesota Hands and Voices http://www.handsandvoices.org/chapters/Minnesota.htm

Leah said...

http://northernvoices.org/

LMG said...

Summit Speech School in New Providence, NJ - best auditory/verbal program, amazing staff. Micah is in an integrated preschool thanks to spending March 2009 to June 2010 at Summit, and in it's PI/Sound Beginnings program when he was in Early Intervention. Check out thelawrencetriplets.blogspot.com - Cormac has bilateral cochlear implants and was with Micah in the PI program.

Joy said...

The Clark School for the Deaf in North Hamptom MA is fantastic, but from listening to talk, John Tracy in California is amazing. But then, you'd have to live in LA to go there, as opposed to some of (in my opinion) the most beautiful land here in MA.

Sandra said...

You know how I feel about Ohio Valley Voices (or any other Moog school for that matter). Ohio Valley Voices has done AMAZING things for our daughter....

sarahkate60120 said...

I'd vote for Child's Voice int he suburbs of Chicago. Fabulous oral school!!! I can't say enough good things about the program, therapists and teachers.

Karrie said...

There is a family in Cinicinnati, OH with a daughter with C.I.(also adopted from China). The mother has a blog and RAVES about the school she went to there. She is now in 3rd grade in public school and doing AWESOME. E-mail me if you are interested in this area and would like their blog site address. (if you don't already have it)

Karrie said...

Here is the website to the Cincinnati school. http://ohiovalleyvoices.org/

Glen said...

Thank you so much. I am in the process of checking out the great leads that you all have given us. Anyone else that reads the blog please throw in your 2 cents. We appreciate all input. Lori

Mike and Melissa said...

Well, selfishly I say Salt Lake City! :) Melissa

Glen said...

Wouldn't that be great if we ended up close to you guys!

Lori

CA Kickin' Mom said...

Thinking ahead, Gallaudet for college...

http://www.gallaudet.edu/

Michele

Mike and Melissa said...

Totally! I don't know about any programs out here, tho ... and although I love to make everything all about me I guess this is for Norah. : ) What's up? Are you really considering moving? E-mail me! XOXO Melissa

Nachama said...

http://wecue.net/2008/05/the-cued-speech-program-in-fairfax-county-virginia/


http://www.fcps.edu/CanterburyWoodsES/cueing/index.htm

Leah said...

Totally vote for any Cued Speech program! The link I sent you to the District 196 program also does Cued Speech. The were the first full CS program in the country, and several studies have been conducted there. I think I mentioned them to you when you first were looking at communication options when you brought Norah home. It's a daunting decision, moving. That's for sure! I'm sure you'll make the best decision for your family.