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SPEAK Classroom

Stark Project for Educating Audition in Kids (SPEAK)

Stark County Educational Service Center is pleased to offer SPEAK, a state-of-the-art classroom for children with hearing loss. The classroom is an extension of the Early Childhood Preschool programs. Located at Taft Elementary School in Plain Local, SPEAK began operating in January 2006. 

SPEAK is one of three public preschool programs in the State of Ohio to offer an auditory oral preschool classroom where children with hearing loss learn to listen and talk. This unique program provides an educational option for parents who have chosen spoken language as the primary means of communication for their child with hearing loss.


For more information, contact:
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Quota International of Massillon, OhioCharitable Trust with generous support from the Timken Foundation

Thanks to our generous donors, Stark County Educational Service Center’s educational audiologists have the essential equipment to help ensure that all children have access to sound so that they can develop academic skills.