Indianapolis Area

Leaders in LSL

St. Joseph Institute is a leader in providing Listening and Spoken Language services to children and families.  We partner with local schools, state agencies, and both local and national organizations to make highly specialized professionals available to Indiana families. We are partners in the CDHHE Network, providing LSL early intervention (birth to three) services in your home anywhere across the state of Indiana through First Steps.  Preschool and primary programming is available for students in Central IN at our Indianapolis location.  Mainstream services can support students and school districts through Teacher of the Deaf direct services and professional training.   

Birth to three

St. Joseph Institute works directly with the State of Indiana by partnering with The CDHHE Network in First Steps to provide listening and spoken language opportunities for babies and young children with hearing loss across the state of Indiana.

Preschool/Primary School

Our school provides children ages three to eight the opportunity to develop their voice. Our classrooms are anything but quiet. All around, children bustle about, learning, growing – and talking. St. Joseph Institute works with children who are deaf and hard of hearing to help them develop spoken language and get ready to succeed – in school and in life.


Children with hearing loss sometimes struggle in general education classrooms and it can be difficult to find the resources necessary to help them. Our Mainstream Support Specialists will work directly with students and the professionals in local classrooms in support of auditory skills, social and self-advocacy skills, and academic performance.

Parent and Professional Education Program (PEP)

From initial contact, St. Joseph Institute works directly with families and professionals to provide guidance and understanding when learning about listening and spoken language. SJI has a long history of professional leadership, providing educational opportunities in school districts, state agencies, and universities.

by the numbers


families served in 2019


success rate for birth to three students mainstreaming into local schools



children born deaf in Indiana each year