Holy Trinity Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program
Holy Trinity Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program at Children of Peace is a state approved facility serving Deaf and Hard of Hearing students since 1957. As part of Children of Peace Catholic School, this program is the only school within the Archdiocese of Chicago and the only Catholic School in the state of Illinois for students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing from first through eighth grade.
Our philosophy is Total Communication. It helps the Deaf and Hard of Hearing children learn to live in both the deaf and hearing worlds. The program allows for Deaf and Hard of Hearing students who are capable of learning in a regular education classroom be placed with their hearing peers. Should a student need interpreting services, they will be provided. The students are individually evaluated and placed in the best learning environment for their needs. We believe any child can learn when he/she is in the most appropriate placement that will allow the student to reach their fullest potential.
The educational program for our students is complete. Each child is exposed to every curriculum area with a strong emphasis on language and reading. Based on their abilities, students are placed in one of three classroom environments: self contained, mainstreamed, and inclusive classroom. Self contained classrooms consist of solely of Deaf and Hard of Hearing students. Mainstreamed students are placed in hearing classrooms for subjects that fit their ability level. The inclusive classroom is a setting in which Deaf and Hard of Hearing students are placed in a hearing classroom for a full day of learning. Total Communication incorporates the use of sign language, finger spelling, speech, lip-reading, and auditory training. Each child has the opportunity for individual speech lessons. We offer a continuum of services that includes speech, resource and interpreting. Due to these types of emphasis, religion becomes meaningful when the child begins to understand the language needed to comprehend
Total Communication Philosophy
Full curriculum content
Continuum of service: speech, resource, interpreting
Latest computer hardware/software
Phonic FM systems
Knowledgeable staff in the use of cochlear implants, programmable and other types of hearing aids.
Low teacher to student ratio with qualified, caring & certified teachers
Open and regular communication between parents and teachers
Parent Support Group
Did you know Duracell Batteries were used in
the first Hearing Aid?
During the 2018 Science Fair, 7th Grade Holy Trinity Deaf and Hard of Hearing student Julia A. explained that while she was researching the history of different batteries used in her project, she found out this really interesting fact! The conclusion for her Science Fair project was that Duracell Batteries last the longest out of the three she tested.