WELCOME TO OUR CAREL DU TOIT CENTRE
Carel du Toit Centre is where children with hearing impairment learn spoken language through the use of hearing technology, natural learning experiences and parental guidance.
We understand that diagnosis of a child’s hearing loss can set your mind racing with many concerns and questions, and at the Carel du Toit Centre you will find the answers and support you need to ease your family’s journey and find direction for the many decisions ahead.
The approach followed at The Carel du Toit Centre is facilitated by the early identification of the hearing loss and the fitting of appropriate hearing technology e.g. hearing aids, cochlear implants etc.
We believe children who are deaf or have a hearing loss are able to acquire sufficient speech and language abilities in order to be able to adapt intellectually, socially and emotionally in a society of hearing people – if they enter in to our program timeously.
In fact, many of our pupils continue their education in mainstream schools.
CENTRE VISION & MISSION
To teach children who are deaf to speak so that they can function optimally in a hearing world.
We believe that a child who is hearing impaired has the same capacity to acquire functional spoken language as children who can hear.
The child who is hearing impaired must be exposed to day-long listening through the use of appropriate hearing technologies e.g. Hearing Aids, Cochlear Implants etc.
A normal hearing environment is created – the same as for hearing children – where the child who is hearing impaired learns language through natural experiences and interaction.
The intensive language learning environment leads the child to linguistic competence. This must extend into the school years and become a way of life.