Preschool in Portland, OR 97202
2860 SE Holgate Blvd
Portland, OR 97202
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The Tucker-Maxon School was founded in 1947 as an auditory oral school for children who are deaf or hard of hearing. Beginning in 2001, Tucker-Maxon extended enrollment to include students with typical hearing. Hearing and deaf students learn together in small classroom (8-10 students per class) taught by certified teachers 90% have masters degrees. Students with hearing loss do not use sign language; instead, with the help of assistive technologies and trained professionals, they listen, talk and learn like their typical hearing peers.
Tucker-Maxon is a place where both deaf and hearing students learn the importance of listening and spoken language for a lifetime of learning.
This nationally acclaimed school attracts students whose families have relocated from all over the United States, as well as internationally, in order to provide their children with The Tucker-Maxon School experience.
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At Tucker-Maxon there is an intentional focus on listening and spoken language. A language-rich environment is created with many opportunities for open-ended discussion, hypothesis, and critical thinking. Vocabulary, abstract language and question comprehension also are critical to a childs success in school and occupy a prominent place in our curriculum.
A unique part of our philosophy is the co-enrollment of typically hearing students and students who are deaf or hard of hearing. Learning alongside students who are deaf or hard of hearing, our hearing students learn to value differences. Learning alongside typically hearing students, our students who are deaf or hard of hearing improve their listening and spoken language skills. Responding to fit your childs individual needs, small, collaborative groups lay the groundwork for lifelong scholarship and citizenship. Those who need extra help, get it. Those who are ahead of the group in a particular area are able to grow at their own pace. Each student is known and each student is valued.