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Mama Lere Hearing School holds graduation

Jun. 4, 2015, 8:29 AM

Mama Lere Hearing School at Vanderbilt students have fun getting ready for graduation. (photo by Kelli Lawrence)

Seventeen students from the Mama Lere Hearing School at Vanderbilt picked up diplomas at the 2015 Student Celebration and Graduation in Light Hall last week.

Teachers and parents listened to student performances and speakers during the hourlong event.

The Mama Lere School teaches children, mostly with hearing loss, to listen, read, sing and talk. Its goal 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. The school has an average enrollment of 35 students between the ages of 18 months and 5 years.

The school is part of the Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center, which specializes in ear, nose and throat disease as well as communication disorders such as hearing, speech, language and voice problems.

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