Desert Voices is a private oral school in central Phoenix where children with hearing impairments learn to listen, talk and participate more fully in school and everyday life. Desert Voices provides a unique program in Arizona for parents who have chosen speaking as the primary means of communication for their child.
The school's mission is to teach children the necessary spoken language skills to talk and to understand when others talk to them. In addition, the children are taught academics, including reading, math, science, and social studies. However, our program does not stop there. We also help each child gain self-confidence in a carefully structured and nurturing environment, which allows each child to develop a positive self-image and to reach his or her full potential.
The ultimate goal for our students is to leave Desert Voices with age appropriate language skills so they can mainstream into a traditional school with hearing children their age.