Located in Southern California for the past 40 years, Oralingua teaches children who are deaf and hard of hearing to listen and talk. This language-based educational program serves families and children from infancy to 11 years old. Oralingua follows an auditory-oral philosophy where the development of listening (audition) and verbal language is emphasized. Students are able to access sound through the use of high-powered hearing aids and cochlear implants. Services include parent-infant tutoring, preschool and K-5 classes, speech and language therapy, aural habilitation, sensory-motor integration therapy, social skill development, parent education classes, advocacy and outreach. If children are identified and served early, Oralingua expects students will be able to transition into traditional mainstream schools by early elementary.