Orange County Department of Education (OCDE) Oral Deaf and Hard of Hearing Oral Program is a comprehensive program giving children with hearing loss from preschool through 6th grade the opportunity to build an academic foundation upon listening and spoken language.
Located on the campus of the
Los Alamitos Elementary (LAE) School
in Los Alamitos, experienced professionals (i.e. teachers of the deaf, a speech-language pathologist, and an educational audiologist) collaborate to provide small group instruction within an exceptional auditory environment that enhances the opportunity to listen, learn, and use spoken language.
Children enrolled in Kindergarten through 5th grade are integrated into the general education classes at LAE for non-academics (i.e. media center, computer lab, physical education, music, and art) and grade-level academic areas when appropriate for the student. Mainstreaming opportunities are provided for 6th grade students at
McAuliffe Middle School
. The students attend non-academic classes (i.e. music, art, drama, keyboarding, and physical education) as well as academic courses when appropriate.