SAILL Preschool

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Speech And Integrated Language for Literacy

At DePaul School for Hearing and Speech, we are committed to giving each child the opportunity to speak and have their voice heard.

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We are so excited to launch SAILL (Speech And Integrated Language for Literacy) Preschool, a pilot preschool program for children with significant speech and language needs that do not have hearing loss. This intensive language-rich preschool is designed for children whose spoken language skills require consistent, targeted instruction and speech therapy in a full-day program.

Participants will include preschool-age children with speech and language needs including but not limited to:

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Children with severe speech and language delays

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Children in need of an intensive speech/language and literacy focused preschool curriculum as preparation for entering Kindergarten

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Children with Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS)

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Children who are learning English as a second language

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SAILL Preschool, first day photo
SAILL Preschool, first day photo
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Additional Program Information

This program is funded through privately paid tuition. However, families in need of financial assistance can still participate in SAILL.  For over 100 years, DePaul School has placed children and their educational needs as our priority. We will work with families to ensure their child’s needs can be met. Talk with us about your concerns, we can help! 

Small Class Sizes

Our highly-skilled teachers and therapists help students develop their speech, language, and pre-literacy skills through fun, small-group classroom activities. 

Speech/Language Therapy

Because our students need extensive guided practice to develop effective communication skills, each preschool student receives a minimum of three individual 30-minute speech therapy sessions per week provided by a Speech Language Pathologist with expertise in developing Listening and Spoken Language. Our speech/language pathologists also have additional training in diagnosis and treatment of Childhood Apraxia of Speech as well as use of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) devices.

Contact Us

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At DePaul School for Hearing and Speech, we are committed to giving each child the opportunity to speak and have their voice heard. Contact us to learn more.