From the Head of Echo Center

  • Echo Center believes that each child should be regarded as a multi-faceted being, thriving academically, socially, and emotionally.

     Academically, we want our students to be competent communicators, with a rich vocabulary, complex language abilities, clear speech skills, and the ability to listen as well as comprehend.  Our dedicated teachers are professionals and everyone has a master's degree and teaching credentials. This expertise lends itself to a unique experience in the classroom.  Students are guided towards making connections between academic learning to real-world application, with the added benefit of being able to engage in language, speech production, as well as auditory and cognitive development.

     Socialization is a key component for every child’s development: being deaf and hard of hearing can make interacting difficult.  At Echo Horizon School, we strive to remove that barrier by giving students the chance to evolve to their fullest potential so they can achieve all that they desire.  Our teachers are accomplished in their teaching strategies and approaches to learning.  They facilitate comprehension of new and wide-ranging information through frequent and varied comprehension checks, expanding vocabulary and grammatical concepts, all while promoting each student to seek out and seize new opportunities.  In addition, they teach to organizational skills so each student has the ability to use their time, energy, and resources in an effective way to achieve their goals.  Children influence each other in their development of spoken language, literacy skills, and communication.  Therefore, it is important that each child learns to become a strong language model to provide expertise and feedback to one another allowing for further fulfilling experiences.

     Ultimately, Echo Center wants students to be happy.  We want your children to become the confident, bright young people that we know they are.  We will help them to speak up for information and clarification, to be willing to participate, and to have a strong sense of self-advocacy.  What’s more, their peers will further empower them through encouragement and friendship.  Through this support system, your children will want to take chances, as well as taking further strides towards positions of responsibility and leadership.  These are not only important skills for a student, but for life.  Echo Center strives to help your child--our student--to become a well-rounded, strong individual.

     

Vicki
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