Language/Speech Development- EVERYONE’S RIGHT

Communication opens their world to possibilities beyond their imagination.

Language first.

HDA’s priority is teaching the deaf their heart language, which is sign language, enabling them to communicate with deaf friends and staff. They are taught about the love of God, and their parents' love and the caring environment of HDA empowers them to want to learn more.

Many are provided hearing devices and are coached in speech development. Language leads to academic learning and life skills, whether through sign language or speech. Counting money, ability to shop in the local markets, reading recipes. Independence.


Rose Mitsaelle lining up her letters

Haiti Deaf Academy

Kenelson knows his name's first letter!