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About CID: At CID, a multidisciplinary team of teachers, pediatric audiologists and speech-language pathologists use listening and spoken language to prepare children who are deaf and hard of hearing to participate and succeed without the need for sign language. Generous private scholarship support enables CID to turn away no child with hearing loss based on a family's inability to pay.
Students typically live in the St. Louis metropolitan area, southern Illinois and rural Missouri. CID students have come from 48 U.S. states and 28 other countries.
CID provides continuing education workshops and curricula for professionals in deaf education, audiology and speech-language pathology. CID also offers guided observations, consultation models and in-service training for public and private schools and school districts who serve children who use cochlear implants and hearing aids. CID helps prepare future teachers of the deaf and audiologists, offering practicum experiences for local university graduate students. CID teachers serve as faculty in the Washington University School of Medicine Program in Audiology and Communication Sciences (PACS). This program is closely affiliated with but financially independent from CID.
CID was founded in 1914 by St. Louis doctor Max Goldstein, MD, in rooms above his medical offices on Vandeventer Avenue. He envisioned a place where teachers, parents and doctors would work together to help deaf children learn to listen, talk and achieve independence. The science and profession of audiology were developed at CID along with successful methods and practices for teaching children listening, spoken language and literacy skills.
CID has been located at the southern end of the Washington University Medical Center/Central West End neighborhood of St. Louis since 1916. CID is a proud member of the United Way.
St. Louis Blues 14 Fund supports literacy for deaf
September 08, 2010
ST LOUIS, SEPTEMBER 2010 - The St. Louis Blues 14 Fund has awarded a grant of $2,500 to support the literacy program for students at CID - Central Institute for the Deaf.
Children with hearing impairment often have extra difficulty learning to read. CID provides resources for families and fosters the development of literacy for children who are deaf and hard of hearing starting in early childhood. The St. Louis Blues 14 Fund, in conjunction with the Blues' community outreach efforts, has a mission to seek opportunities to use the Blues' unique resources to positively impact programs and services, including as the literacy program at CID, that improve the health and wellness of youth.
"The board of directors of the St. Louis Blues 14 Fund is pleased to provide this financial support for CID," said director Renah Jones. "CID's highly specialized program brings speech, language and literacy to a vulnerable population of children, giving them the opportunity for a lifetime of learning."
CID is a school where children who are deaf and hard of hearing to listen, talk, read and succeed in preparation for attending their neighborhood schools. CID also provides training and curricula and is a resource for professionals helping children who are deaf and hard of hearing throughout the world.