For two summers, I had the incredible opportunity to be a teachers assistant at the Summit Speech School, a preparatory school for deaf preschoolers. This school's philosophy completely revolved around listening and spoken oral language. There were six children in my class ranging in age from three to five. I was fortunate enough to be able to work with these children in small groups during the morning session. In the afternoon I rotated to the "discovery room" where I worked with students of other age groups in small groups. I learned so much from this amazing experience. I am now familiar with the instructional techniques used to teach deaf children as well as experienced with their amplification such as hearing aids and cochlear implants.