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Hearing Programs & School Services

CCHAT Center was founded to teach children who are deaf or hard of hearing to confidently engage in mainstream society. Through intensive training and ongoing collaboration with speech therapists, audiologists, and family members, the children enrolled in our program receive a high quality education that emphasizes vital communication skills – like listening and speaking.

Throughout each school year, we track your child’s academic progress through report cards and IEP/IFSP benchmarks. Our goal is not only to help your child matriculate into mainstream school – but to thrive once there.

An Introduction to Our Hearing Programs

CCHAT Center offers specialized programs for children ranging from birth through 3rd grade. Our world-class staff creates a supportive learning environment that follows your child’s developmental age and unique learning style. CCHAT Center is certified by the state of California to provide special education instruction for children who are deaf or hard-of-hearing.

Newborn Hearing Programs

It’s never too early to have your child tested for hearing loss – even if he or she is a newborn. This is why we offer Free Diagnostic Testing to assess your child’s hearing abilities.

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We host weekly Baby & Me classes. This course is designed to teach you how to help your child develop his or her auditory awareness, speech and language.

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Newborn Hearing Programs

Toddler, Preschool & Pre-Kindergarten Programs

Students in this program receive a world-class preschool education – accompanied by daily speech, language, and listening therapy. We also use a range of innovative methods to enhance your child’s communication skills. For example, our music program employs rhythmic phonetics to engage your child and draw out his or her natural creativity.

Consultation and diagnostic services also come standard with our preschool program.

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Toddler, Preschool & Pre-Kindergarten Programs

Kindergarten & Primary Grade Programs

And once enrolled in our kindergarten and primary school programs, your child benefits from:

  1. Low student-teacher ratios. Class sizes range from 1 to 12 students, depending on the activity. This ensures your child receives individualized attention as he or she masters essential speech, language, listening, and comprehension skills.
  2. Standardized curriculum. State-approved reading, math, science and social studies curricula are used throughout. And in-class instruction adheres closely to CCHAT’s pedagogical outline and the California Content Standards. In addition, your child’s progress is regularly monitored using report cards, assessments, and parent-teacher conferences. 

All classes use high quality instructional materials and up-to-date textbooks. And your child also participates in physical education that meets the latest state-approved standards.

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Kindergarten & Primary Grade Programs

Mainstream Support Programs

At CCHAT, our mission is to teach children who are deaf or hard of hearing to master critical communication skills before transitioning into a more traditional educational setting. Our staff is committed to equipping your child with the requisite language and social skills necessary to have a successful mainstream experience.

To achieve this goal, we help you choose an appropriate educational placement as your child prepares to leave our program and enter the mainstream school system. The smoother this transition, the better positioned your child is for long-term success. We also offer additional mainstream support services – depending on your child’s unique needs.

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Mainstream Support Programs

Extended School Year Program

In addition to our core curricula, we also offer a 20-day extended school year program during the summer. The same IEP/IFSP standards apply during these annual camp sessions. But this experience provides your child with a unique opportunity to collaborate with their hearing peers in a fun, less-structured environment.

  • Older campers enjoy opportunities to work with a diverse team of instructors and counselors throughout the day. This allows them to apply what they’ve learned during the school year to new situations, environments, and people.
  • Younger campers remain with a primary teacher throughout each day.
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Extended School Year Program

Extracurricular Programs

Successful matriculation into a mainstream school involves more than just having a high quality education. Your child must also be well-rounded, with ample exposure to a broad range of experiences and people.

This is why we encourage active participation in extracurricular activities – especially those with hearing peers. Doing so can help:

  • Broaden your child’s horizons.
  • Improve his or her social skills.
  • Facilitate communication practice.

CCHAT faculty members will work closely with you to identify ways to mainstream your child in age-appropriate extracurricular activities.

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Extracurricular Programs

Parent Support & Education

All CCHAT parents are invited to attend the free educational workshops we host throughout the year. Topics cover everything from child development and behavioral management to hearing aid technology and potty training.

Each session is led by a CCHAT staff member or guest presenter. And we also feature parent panels to help lead longer group discussions.

Childcare services are provided at CCHAT Center to ensure that your whole family can attend these periodic workshops. In fact, we encourage you to invite extended family members so they can help play a more active role in your child’s development.

In addition to these group workshops, we also host individual sessions for parents in our Baby & Me program. These one-on-one meetings take place monthly in our Family Center.

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Parent Support & Education

Additional Services

Although most of your child’s educational development takes place in the classroom, we regularly coordinate with physicians, school personnel, and other stakeholders to ensure your child’s speech and language needs are properly addressed.

We can also provide more individualized support – depending on your child’s educational and communication requirements.

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Additional Services

Have Questions about Our Hearing Programs?

Want to learn more about our state-accredited programs for children who are deaf or hard of hearing? Not sure how or where to get started? Interested in having your child receive free diagnostic screening?

No problem. We’re here to help.

To have all of your questions answered, schedule a free consultation with our staff today.

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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

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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.