Carel du Toit East London
Carel du Toit Centre East London is a pre-school where deaf children learn to speak. Once a child is diagnosed with a hearing loss, their journey with us begins. We start with parent guidance, where we teach parents to elicit language from their child. The child starts in the pre-school class anywhere from 18 months - 2 years of age. We follow a pre-school curriculum, however, it is centred around language. Our children receive a holistic education and our program includes; music, balls skills and speech therapy. A volunteer speech therpist comes in twice a week to see our children. We give the children 3 meals a day at the centre, and for many of them, this is the only food that they receive in a day. Our main aim is that our children would learn to speak, and take their place in a hearing world, be on par with their hearing peers, and attend mainstream school.