Spokane HOPE School is a nonprofit early-intervention toddler/preschool education program for deaf and hard-of-hearing children using modern hearing aids and/or cochlear implants (birth to 6) focused on mainstream kindergarten readiness by teaching a developmentally appropriate, language-enriched curriculum, optimizing the acquisition of listening, learning, and speaking. The program actively engages student’s families to promote parent involvement and enable student’s abilities to learn these skills early on and for a lifetime. Early intervention is a critical window into developing sufficient speech and hearing skills for the child to carry into adulthood supporting the quality of life for the child, family, and community.
Highly-effective service delivery is dependent on specialized instruction. HOPE School’s program offers instruction from a certified Teacher of the Deaf and graduate students from the Speech Language Pathology Program provide students with daily individual speech-language therapy under the supervision of a certified Speech-Language Pathologist. A Parent-Teacher Liaison also works closely with each family’s transition in and out of HOPE. Come for a tour!