SAILL stands for Speech And Integrated Language for Literacy and is a preschool program with a separate private academic license.
At DePaul School for Hearing and Speech, we are committed to giving each child the opportunity to speak and have their voice heard.
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. SAILL is for children in need of intensive speech and language services regardless of hearing loss.
Participants are preschool-age children with speech and language needs, including but not limited to:
Children with severe speech and language delays
Children in need of an intensive speech/language and literacy focused preschool curriculum as preparation for entering Kindergarten
Children with Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS)
Children who are learning English as a second language
The SAILL 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!
Additional Program Information
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.
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.
Parents can enroll their child in SAILL’s speech, language, and literacy-oriented curriculum through this separate licensed program, providing a more intensive individual and small group experience to develop speech language skills.
SAILL is co-taught by an early childhood educator and a speech-language pathologist.
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