WE ARE PROUD TO BE THE ONLY DEDICATED SCHOOL IN INDIANA FOCUSING ON EARLY LISTENING AND SPOKEN LANGUAGE EDUCATION FOR DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING CHILDREN
St Joseph Institute provides children ages three to eight the opportunity to develop their own voice, develop spoken language, and succeed in school and in life. It’s a scenario many parents can’t imagine when they first learn their child is deaf or hard of hearing. But scenarios of success, accomplishment and outright joy occur at our school every day!
Accredited by Indiana Paths to Quality, classroom programs run Monday – Friday 8:15 am to 2:45 pm. Our students receive daily individual speech, language, and auditory therapy from our specialized speech-language pathologists, and expand what they are leaning into the classroom with their specialized teachers. We also offer Audiology, Music Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Physical Therapy as part of our curriculum. Parents and school district partners are welcomed into therapy sessions to grow together in the process. We are most successful as a team!
St. Joseph Institute partners with Indiana school districts and our curriculum is based in Indiana Foundations and Standards. Our goal is to “close the language gap” and return students to their local school no later than 1st Grade with language and academic levels that match their hearing peers.
School Year resources
Important guides for caregivers and school districts will be added here as needed. Check back for updated copies or added resources.
St. Joseph Institute for the Deaf – Indianapolis is hosting virtual Parent Education classes for all current SJI families. Click here for more information.