Monday, September 14, 2009

CCHAT will speak to hearing impaired

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The Monday, Sept. 28, meeting of Hear! Here! (the Woodland Chapter of Hearing Loss Association of America) will feature a presentation by CCHAT (Children's Choice for Hearing and Talking).

CCHAT is a nonprofit auditory/oral school for children who are deaf or hard of hearing. It serves children in the Sacramento Valley and Northern California. The meeting is at 2 p.m. in the Woodland Senior & Community Center, 2001 East St.

Children from birth to eight years of age are enrolled in the school, using hearing aids and cochlear implants to listen and develop spoken language.

Most people think of American Sign Language (ASL) as the primary method of communication for persons who are deaf and severely hearing impaired. The auditory/oral method for teaching the deaf and hard-of-hearing is an alternate choice for teaching children with hearing loss. Teachers of this method are highly trained specialists in education, audiology, and speech pathology.