Who we serve:

The Auditory/Oral Program is committed to providing students ages 18 months through kindergarten with hearing loss an oral education. Students learn:

  • With their typical peers (in the least restrictive environment)

  • Receptive (listening/ understanding) skills

  • Expressive (speaking) English language skills

  • In collaboration with families and local schools

Your educational partner

There is no limit to what we can dream. Parents dream that their child will function well within school and the community. The Auditory/Oral program provides you with the tools to make this dream a reality.

Early intervention is the key to developing the whole child, not just listening and speaking skills. Our program addresses the social and emotional needs of every child as they work through barriers.

Our goal is to develop your child’s verbal, listening, social and academic skills before they are mainstreamed in their neighborhood schools. By partnering with you, we can achieve this goal for your child. We believe strongly in mainstreaming children who are deaf/hard of hearing with peers without hearing loss.

Our approach

We offer a nurturing and comprehensive school program that includes:

  • Early intervention (ages 18 months to 3 years) home based services (parent/sibling support)

  • Cochlear implant clinic in mapping support

  • Preschool for children ages 3 to 5

  • Independence/mainstream support for grades 1 through 12

  • Hearing screenings

  • Individual Education Plans (IEP) or Individual Family Service Plan (IFSP) for all students

  • Rigorous curriculum and learning materials

  • Evaluation and monitoring of students’ learning styles and progress

  • Training for parents, school staff and peers

Our team:

  • Certified deaf/hard of hearing teachers

  • Certified speech language pathologist

  • Audiologist

  • Early childhood special education teacher

  • Educational assistants

  • Access to support: nurse, occupational therapists (OT), physical therapists (PT)
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Auditory/Oral Program
Stillwater Early Childhood Family Center
1111 Holcombe St S
Stillwater, MN 55082

(p): 651-351-4036
(f): 651-415-5509

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School hours

Monday - Thursday
8:45 a.m. – 2:45 p.m.

Friday
8:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

Key contacts

Jay Fehrman
Principal/Manager
(p): 651-964-1274
(e): jfehrman@916schools.org

Polly Jaeger
Administrative Assistant
(p): 651-415-5546
(e): pjaeger@916schools.org