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Organization Number: 620757178|
Organization Name: Memphis Oral School for the Deaf
Address: 711 Jefferson Avenue
State / Province: TN
Zip / Post Code: 38105
Country: United States
Phone: 1-901-448-8490 Ext:
Organization Email: email@example.com
Website Address: http://www.mosdkids.org
Imagine being a child going through life without the ability to hear. You live each day without hearing music, laughter, or the voices of the people around you. You will miss whispering secrets to friends, ordering Happy Meals at your local drive-thru, and hearing the words ‘I love you’.
All of these things come to the minds of parents when they are told their child cannot hear. Parents are usually devastated and looking for answers. What many of them do not know is that there is an opportunity for their child to learn to listen, speak, and communicate orally - without the need for sign language. This opportunity exists at the Memphis Oral School for the Deaf.
Whereas some people believe that deaf children can do everything BUT hear, the Memphis Oral School for the Deaf and those committed to the auditory/oral approach believe that deaf children can do everything AND hear!
This is particularly true today with the advent of cochlear implants. The cochlear implants work to allow deaf people to hear sound. The training children receive at the Memphis Oral School for the Deaf assists them with interpreting the sound they hear to make it meaningful. Most of these children have no foundation of language and need an education that provides daily therapy to learn to understand what they hear.
The Memphis Oral School for the Deaf uses a multi-faceted approach to teach deaf children how to listen and speak, eliminating the need for sign language.