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Photo: Mama Lere graduation

May. 30, 2013, 9:03 AM

(photo by Steve Green)

The Mama Lere Hearing School at Vanderbilt recently held its 2013 Student Celebration and Graduation in Light Hall on the Vanderbilt University Medical Center campus.

Thirty-two children ages 2 through 6 — most with hearing loss — sang, danced, and received end-of-the-year diplomas during the hour-long event attended by teachers and family members.

The Mama Lere Hearing School at Vanderbilt is a school for children with hearing loss who are using cochlear implants or digital hearing aids to learn to listen, sing, read and talk. The goal of the school is to have all children talking, understanding, and reading at peer level by the time they reach first grade and are ready to be mainstreamed with their normal-hearing peers.

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