Many hearing people do not realize that learning to read is much different for a person who lost their hearing before they learned to speak than it is for others. For those who have never discovered the different sounds each letter makes that form spoken words, learning to read comes mainly from word recognition. The World Mission Society offers one-on-one tutoring and literacy classes for Deaf individuals who either wish to learn to read or would like to improve their reading skills in order to improve their efforts in finding gainful employment. This program is funded from public and private donations and are offered free of charge.
For information on class schedules, or to meet with a counselor, please contact our El Paso office.