Students graduate from CID when they are ready to work alongside hearing children in a regular education setting.
CID is known as an auditory-oral school because it uses the auditory-oral method to teach children who are deaf and hard of hearing to listen and talk without the need for sign language. But this is just part of the story.
CID is where master teachers of the deaf team with audiologists and other professionals to help children acquire listening and spoken language along with the developmental, reading, social and academic skills they will need to work alongside hearing children in regular schools. Most CID alumni graduate from high school and college. Many pursue professional careers.
CID serves children ages 3 to 12 in our pre-k
school programs.* Children graduate from CID when they are ready to participate successfully in the mainstream.
* Children birth-age 3 and their families receive services in CID's Joanne Parrish Knight Family Center.