Katherine Hamm Center at Atlanta Speech School
3160 Northside Parkway NW, Atlanta
The Hamm Center partners with families of children who are deaf or hard of hearing to develop strong foundations for communication, literacy and confidence using Listening and Spoken Language. The tailored curriculum places children alongside peers with typical hearing, where relationships grow and conversation abounds. An educational audiologist supports children who utilize hearing technology (cochlear implants and/or hearing aids); state-of-the-art assistive devices that ensure optimal listening experiences. Additional team members include masters level teachers, assistant teachers, speech-language pathologists, occupational therapists and a preschool counselor. Individual Auditory-Verbal Therapy sessions for infants to age three, as well school-programming for children 18 months through 4 years of age is offered. Children also participate in enrichment programs including music, PE/occupational therapy, art and media. Classroom and enrichment teachers collaborate to integrate and bolster language development. At the Hamm Center, an environment of mutual respect instills an expectation of true connection, fulfillment and success.