Our Center was founded in 1996 by a group of innovative, experienced teachers and dedicated and determined parents with high expectations. Many of our families have moved to St. Louis so their children could attend the Moog Center for Deaf Education.
Our school is now more than 21 years old and we have more than 278 alumni.
In addition to the programs we provide to families and children from birth to early elementary years, we also have a commitment to teaching other professionals how to teach children who are deaf or hard of hearing to talk. We help teachers, speech-language pathologists, and audiologists improve their skills through workshops at the Moog Center, in-service training and coaching on-site at their schools, and presentations at national and international conferences. Throughout our history our focus has been on excellence in teaching and high standards of achievement.
Certified Moog Programs
From 1996 to 2016, the Moog Center served as a model for other Moog Schools, established by parents and professionals with similar high expectations, in cities where there previously had been no oral school. There were eight other Certified Moog Programs that worked together as a consortium to offer quality oral education for children who are deaf or hard of hearing and their families. These programs maintained a strong commitment to early intervention and worked in partnership with families so their children could develop sufficient spoken language skills to be full participants in the general education setting.
The following programs participated as Certified Moog Programs:
Buffalo Hearing and Speech Center (http://www.askbhsc.org/) in Buffalo, New York
Child's Voice (http://www.childsvoiceschool.org/) in the Chicago, Illinois area
Colegio Las Lomas Oral (http://www.colegiolaslomasoral.org.ar/)
in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Desert Voices (http://www.desert-voices.org/) in Phoenix, Arizona
Moog School-Columbia (closed 2011)
Northern Voices (http://www.northervoices.org/) in the Twin Cities, Minnesota
Ohio Valley Voices (http://www.ohiovalleyvoices.org/) in Cincinnati, Ohio
Presbyterian Ear Institute Oral School (http://www.presbyterianearinstitute.org/)
in Albuquerque, New Mexico