Melinda Webb School
The Melinda Webb School at The Center for Hearing and Speech is a unique resource in Houston for Oral Deaf Education. Children, ages 18 months to six years, receive specialized instruction to accelerate their development of spoken language. Their individual needs are addressed by experienced teachers certified in the areas of Deaf Education, Speech Language Pathology, Early Childhood or Elementary Education. All teachers have specialized training in speech, language, audition, and cognitive development and receive ongoing continuing education.
Low student-teacher ratios allow the teachers to meet each student’s individual needs. The program utilizes strategies and tools from the nationally recognized Moog Center. The school’s goal is to prepare children to participate successfully in classes with their hearing peers.
Students participate in a full-day program including: audition, speech, language, academics, computer lab, art, music and movement. Individual speech language therapy is implemented weekly with speech therapists. Furthermore, children have access to on-site audiological services and support.