May 31, 2012

Mama Lere graduation

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Students of the Mama Lere Hearing School at Vanderbilt celebrate during their graduation ceremony last week. (photo by Anne Rayner)

Mama Lere Hearing School at Vanderbilt, a preschool for young children with hearing loss, celebrated its graduation last week in Light Hall.

The children sang, danced and received end-of-the-year diplomas during the hourlong 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.