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About CCHAT

Since opening its doors in 1996, the CCHAT Center has occupied a unique position in the greater Sacramento area. As California’s only listening and spoken language program north of San Francisco, we service a very wide area that includes more than 30 school districts. And over the years, we’ve helped hundreds of children who are deaf or hard of hearing matriculate into mainstream school programs.

Our Mission Statement

At CCHAT Center, our singular mission is to teach children who are deaf or hard of hearing to develop the necessary speaking, listening, and communication skills required for lifelong success. Mastery of these core areas allows students from our program to matriculate into mainstream schools throughout Northern California. Not only do CCHAT Center graduates manage to keep pace with their hearing peers, but they actually thrive and go on to lead happy, healthy, and productive lives.

Our Core Values

The success of our mission stems from the following core values:

  • Fostering effective communication.
  • Building a community of learners.
  • Honoring and respecting individual differences.
  • Change with a positive purpose.
  • Commitment and responsibility to community.

Our Educational Philosophy

We believe that children who are deaf or hard of hearing can master critical listening, speaking, and learning skills – regardless of how severe their hearing loss is.

With proper diagnosis and treatment, there is no limit to your child’s growth and development.

Central to this philosophy is our unique approach to individualized speech and language instruction:

  • Our small student-to-teacher ratio allows your child to flourish in a caring, supportive, and nurturing environment that is designed to equip him or her with the requisite skills necessary to communicate with confidence. All of our classes range from 1 to 12 students per teacher to ensure highly personalized attention.
  • Thematically integrated instruction provides your child with opportunities to master essential speech and language skills – based on their developmental needs and learning preferences.
  • We encourage students to participate in extracurricular activities that expose them to new situations and environments. This exposure is most effective when children engage in mainstream activities with their hearing peers. Doing so allows them to apply the core communication principles mastered in the classroom.
  • CCHAT Center promotes active participation from parents – both within the classroom and through parent education workshops, school-wide activities, and individualized therapy sessions. Parental involvement is an integral component of your child’s learning and development. And that’s why our highly qualified staff provide ongoing support, guidance, and education to ensure you have the tools required to make your child as independent and self-sufficient as possible.

Meet the CCHAT Center Team

The CCHAT Center staff includes:

  • 7 deaf and hard-of-hearing teachers
  • 6 instructional aides
  • 5 speech-language pathologists
  • 2 on-site audiologists

This diverse team of speech and language professionals is supported by an administrative staff that includes our Executive Director, a Development Team, and a School Secretary.

The CCHAT Center community also includes additional support staff and visiting guest lecturers who specialize in various aspects of speech-language pathology.


Does Your Child Have Hearing Loss?

Early diagnosis is the key to a happy, normal, and productive life.

Our Sponsors

100+ Women Who Care - Sacramento
Active 20/30 Club of Greater Sacramento #1032
Active 20/30 Club of Sacramento #1
Advanced Bionics
Avalon Hearing Aid Centers, Inc.
Beneto Foundation
Blue Diamond Growers
Calvada Food Sales
Capital Program Management, Inc.
Cochlear Americas
Community Business Bank
CVS Caremark
Delta Dental of California
Dr. and Mrs. John Fisher
Franklin Templeton Investments
Health Net
Help-U-Sell Sunrise
Interloc Solutions, Inc.
Kaiser Permanente Community Giving Campaign
Kelly Foundation
Koeller Nebeker Carlson Haluck LLP
Les Schwab Tire Center - Rancho Cordova
Loveall Foundation for Children
Macerich Management Company
McCoy/Fatula APC
Med EL Corporation
OPTION Schools, Inc.
Pacific Coast Building Products
PG&E Corporation Foundation
Phonak
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLC
Raley's Family of Fine Stores
Ronald McDonald House Charities Northern CA
Rotary Club of Fair Oaks
Sacramento Kings Foundation
Sacramento Region Community Foundation + RCA Community Fund
Sacramento River Cats Foundation
Sacramento Valley Sertoma Club
Sertoma, Inc.
Sierra Sacramento Valley Medical Society Alliance
SMUD
Suncrest Bank
Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento
The Hearing Solution, Inc.
The Setzer Foundation
Tri Counties Bank
VSP - Vision Service Plan
Waterworks Aquatic Management, Inc.
Weideman Pediatric Dentistry
Wells Fargo Foundation
Westamerica Bank
Widex USA, Inc.
Zinfandel California Cuisine

Support Our Community

CCHAT services are provided at no charge to the families and children receiving them.
And with your generous support, we can keep it that way.