CID is known as a listening and spoken language school because we 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, speech-language pathologists, occupational therapists 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 children with typical hearing in general education settings.
Most CID alumni graduate from high school and college. Many pursue professional careers. CID serves children ages 3 to 12 in our pre-k/kindergarten and primary school programs.* Children typically graduate when they are ready to participate successfully in the mainstream.
* Children under 3 and their families receive services, including home visits, audiology appointments and nursery classes, through CID’s Joanne Parrish Knight Family Center.