What We Do
Desert Voices' mission is to teach each child, who are deaf or hard of hearing, the oral language skills needed to talk and understand when spoken to. Our goal is to prepare the children and their family to mainstream into their school of choice with hearing children their age.
We offers a comprehensive listening and spoken language program which includes individual Parent Coaching Sessions, Jump Start, Toddler, and Preschool Classrooms. Our team of professionals work with infants as young as four weeks old through age five or six.
Desert Voices offers a comprehensive listening and spoken language program. During your tour you will meet our team of professionals and visit classrooms. To learn more, request a tour today!
Desert Voices is a building filled with exceptional staff and students, but our circle extends much further than our walls. Annually, Desert Voices hosts a series of events made possible by many of our supporters.
The Parent Portal is a tool designed to increase your involvement in your student's education using the power of information. This convenient online portal will ensure timely communication between parents and our school which is essential for optimal student achievement. The Parent Portal allows for online access to current information that will enhance your advocacy and confidence using LSL strategies in order for your child to reach their potential.
Desert Voices Parent
"I’ll never forget how overwhelmed we were when we first learned of our son's hearing loss. Those feelings have since dissipated and have been replaced with knowledge and know-how necessary to advocate for our son. We have a lot to learn but with your support and the support of DV and our son's audiologist, we feel ready to take on any challenges that come our way. " - Desert Voices Parent
We don't accomplish anything in the world alone...and whatever happens is the result of the whole tapestry of one's life and all the weavings of individual threads from on to another that creates something." - Sandra Day O'Connor
2021 - 2022 School Year
From the Hearing First Blog
“Make sure your child wears their hearing devices during all waking hours” is the recommendation every parent hears from their pediatric audiologist. But keeping your baby’s curious hands away from their devices can be tricky!
When it comes to your child on the LSL journey, the first five minutes of the day can be the most crucial to helping them learn to listen and talk, setting them up for success towards their listening, talking and reading potential. Learn more about Take Five and how you can implement it in your daily routine.
Using Listening and Spoken Language (LSL), your child with hearing loss can become a healthy reader! There are key tools related to literacy you’ll need to focus on with your child. By combining these literacy building blocks with the LSL strategies you’re learning, you’ll be able to grow your baby’s brain for a lifetime of reading and learning.