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CID - Central Institute for the Deaf



CID is a school where children who are deaf and hard of hearing learn to listen, talk and read without using sign language. We prepare children to participate and succeed in their neighborhood schools. Generous private support makes us affordable for all. We serve children from birth to age 12. For nearly 100 years, CID has helped deaf children learn to listen and talk and putting them on the path toward happy and productive lives.

All CID programs are designed to prepare children for mainstream educational settings. In a highly individualized, assessment-based program with a 5-1 or better student-teacher ratio, we weave speech, language and auditory instruction throughout the academics and offer music, art, physical education and computer instruction.

Our teachers, speech therapists and pediatric audiologists are dedicated, caring individuals with advanced degrees in deaf education and faculty appointments at Washington University School of Medicine. Their successes speak in the voices and everyday lives of our alumni, many of whom pursue higher education and professional careers.

Mission: CID's mission is to teach children who are deaf and hard of hearing to listen, talk, read and succeed. We partner with families and collaborate with universities, educators and other professionals worldwide to help children communicate to achieve their fullest potential.
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