Memphis Oral School for the Deaf and Madonna Learning Center’s unique teaching styles have transitioned online.
The schools are unaffiliated, but both are in Germantown and have stopped in-person learning at their campuses about 2 miles apart on Poplar Avenue.
While some schools are providing optional coursework during the current shutdown, the two school are continuing to engage and teach students.
Memphis Oral School for the Deaf
MOSD serves students from birth to age 5 who have hearing impairments. No sign language is used at the school, and children have hearing devices. By intervening early, they hope to help children learn to listen and talk as well as build a foundation to succeed.
Students were last at the building March 12, but for now instruction is virtual with Microsoft Teams and Zoom.
“Parents are having to be way more hands on,” Lauren Hays, MOSD executive director, said. “They are learning how to