Welcome to Taft's Early Start Deaf/Hard of Hearing Program!
    Taft Elementary School
    500 W. Keller
    Santa Ana, CA 92707
    ext: 41462
    Christine Dondalski, Early Start Teacher

    Our program services families with children 0 to 36 months who have been diagnosed with hearing loss. Our team is here to provide quality developmental education, support and resources with a family focus.


    Support Services:

    Early Start classes with listening and spoken language and total communication options

    Home visits

    Multidisciplinary evaluations

    Individualized Family Service Plans (IFSP)

    Individualized Education Program (IEP)

    Speech and language assessments

    Speech, language, listening therapy

    Audiological support

    Parent education classes

    Family involvement activities


    Resources Include:

    Lending library

    Information board

    Sign language classes

    Sign language DVDs

    Sign language books

    Parent educational materials

    Parent rights and transition information

    Access to Deaf culture

    Spanish language support



Last Modified on September 2, 2022