Center For Hearing and Speech

Preschool in Houston, TX 77019

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 students individual needs. The program utilizes strategies and tools from the nationally recognized Moog Center. The schools 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.

The Melinda Webb School individualizes our program to best suit the needs of each hearing-impaired and deaf student. Our daily curriculum includes: auditory training language development speech and academic sessions.

Auditory Training: We utilize strategies and tools including: the SPICE Kit DASL-11 and Jump-Start as well as techniques gathered from Oral Deaf Education resources.

Language Development: Our staff creates baseline goals annually based upon each childs spontaneous language level. We utilize the TASL (Teacher Assessment of Spoken Language) to establish and track language goals. Many of the strategies we utilize for language development have been developed by the Moog School and implemented after numerous in-services and workshops conducted by their staff members.

Speech: Articulation is addressed daily based upon a childs needs. Tools and techniques include: traditional drills and strategies developed for the hearing-impaired child.

Academics: Our Discovery classrooms are structured to implement objectives as delineated by the TEKS (Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills) guidelines. Academic sessions utilize many strategies and tools to allow students to learn through auditory visual and kinesthetic input. All classrooms are auditory and language intense settings.

Daycare: Many families are in need of full-day care and the school offers before and/or after school care as an additional service. Please contact the Director of Daycare for eligibility requirements.
Beyond the Classroom:

Tutoring @ $60.00 per hour

Education Based Workshops


Journey Program

Texas Association of Non-Public Schools (TANS)

Southern Association of Colleges/Schools Council on Accreditations and School Improvement & Commission on International and Trans-Regional Accreditations (SACSCASI)

National Association of Speech and Hearing Centers

Day Care Licensure via the Texas Department of Regulatory Services

Child Ages:
1.5 years - 6 years
Licenses & Accreditations:
Texas Department of Family and Protective Services - SACSCASI Accredited
Hours of Operation:
03:00 PM-06:00 PM - Monday - Friday

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