TeachLSL™ is a virtual program that teaches preschool aged children who are deaf or hard of hearing how to listen & talk.

TeachLSL™ is available to children ages 3 – 6 who are beyond commuting distance to Weingarten Children’s Center. TeachLSL™ is designed to provide Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DHH) support services to students throughout California already enrolled in school district programs.

TeachLSL™ providers (Teachers of the Deaf or Speech Language Pathologists) support the academic needs of students and also assess their language, listening, and speech skills, ensuring that they are making the most of their hearing technology. Components of the TeachLSL™ include:

  • Individualized Education Plan (IEP) support; including goal writing, advocacy, and attending IEP meetings
  • Observations and mentoring
  • Independent Educational Evaluations (IEE)
  • Consulting services
  • Individual or group therapy sessions
  • In-services
  • Parent education sessions

TeachLSL™ Services

Virtual Class

TeachLSL™ Class provides virtual LSL services to groups of up to six children. Classes typically occur three times a week for 30 minutes. Classes are taught by a Teacher of the Deaf/Listening & Spoken Language Specialist.

TeachLSL™ Teleintervention

TeachLSL™ Teleintervention is provided by LSL-expert licensed speech-language pathologists or teachers of the deaf who lead and coach play-based, age-appropriate activities. Teletherapy frequency is determined based on each student’s individual needs and goals.  

Caregiver/Provider Education

TeachLSL™ Caregiver/Provider Education Sessions coach parents or caregivers so they can continue and reinforce learning 24 hours/day, 7 days/week. Sessions are typically 30 minutes weekly. Topic examples include: hearing devices, audiograms, LSL strategies, auditory, speech & language development and more!


TeachLSL™ Consult services support the child’s IEP  team through: observing, mentoring, and/or coaching to help develop and support IEP goals.

*Teach LSL™ professionals are comfortable working on these LSL strategies in Total Communication classrooms. We aim to be flexible to help meet the needs of staff and students.

Our Programs Work

“I’m so grateful for TeachLSL, they have helped my daughter and me in countless ways. I’ve learned how to support her at home and become a better advocate for her at school. TeachLSL provides continual guidance for my daughter’s IEP team so she may continue to reach her language and educational goals.”

TeachLSL™ Parent

Interested in bringing TeachLSL™ into your home or school?

Interested in bringing TeachLSL™ into your home or school?

Contact us today for more information. We look forward to hearing from you!

Help us Transform the Lives of Children who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

Help us Transform the Lives of Children who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

There are many ways to get involved or support our programs. We’re always looking for teachers, therapists, and coaches to join our team. Click “Work With Us” to learn more about open positions and to start the application process. 

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