DePaul School for Hearing and Speech teaches children who are deaf or hard of hearing to listen and speak without sign language.
At DePaul School for Hearing and Speech, we celebrate the success of each individual child with hearing loss as he or she transitions to and thrives in the hearing and speaking world. Located in Pittsburgh, PA, DePaul School is the only Listening and Spoken Language (LSL) school in the western Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia tri-state area.
DePaul School works with children from birth through 8th grade to prepare them for a world of sound. Our goal for every student is for them to transition to their neighborhood schools alongside their peers with typical hearing. Most of our students transition by kindergarten!
Founded in 1908 by the Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh and the Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill, DePaul School for Hearing and Speech has been providing quality Listening and Spoken Language (LSL) education for children with hearing loss for over 100 years. The goal then, as it is now, was to prepare each student for success in our hearing and speaking world.
At DePaul School, we understand and closely follow up-to-date methodologies in technology and education, constantly realigning our programs to ensure each child’s success. We take a comprehensive approach to nurturing young children who are deaf or hard of hearing and their families.
from Alumni, Parents and Donors
Meet Blakely and Jake. Their daughter, Anna, was born deaf... and is now getting ready to mainstream to her neighborhood school alongside her hearing peers! Blakely and Jake decided to move from Louisiana to Pittsburgh so Anna could attend DePaul School for Hearing and Speech to learn to listen and speak.
Meet Amanda. Her daughter, Samantha, is deaf. After learning to listen and speak at DePaul School for Hearing and Speech, Samantha is now thriving in her neighborhood high school!
Meet Elena LaQuatra, one of Pittsburgh's best on-air reporters (WTAE-TV) who just so happens to also be 100% deaf. Elena completely lost her hearing but, thanks to her education at DePaul School for Hearing and Speech, now talks FOR A LIVING!
Current students and alumni want to use their voices to tell you what it's like to learn to listen and speak at DePaul School for Hearing & Speech.