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At Sunshine Cottage, children with hearing loss become part of a community-centered on enriching lives and improving listening, language, and speech.

Every child is embraced by our dedicated staff and provided with the necessary skills to learn in a rich auditory-oral environment.

All children and their families benefit from the outstanding educational environment and strong support system spanning their Sunshine Cottage experience.

Monday: 7:30 AM – 4:30 PM Tuesday: 7:30 AM – 4:30 PM Wednesday: 7:30 AM – 4:30 PM Thursday: 7:30 AM – 4:30 PM Friday: 7:30 AM – 4:30 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED
Mark Eads - Executive Director
Kiz Mannheimer - Executive Director Assistant
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The Sunshine Cottage Day School provides children who are deaf or hard of hearing the auditory-oral foundation to become independent and active participants of the hearing world. Our children utilize state-of-the-art hearing technology to develop listening and spoken language to communicate naturally and effectively without the use of sign language.

We are a Texas Education Agency (TEA) approved non-public, non-profit school for children who are deaf or hard of hearing, as well as children with typical hearing. All children enrolled in the day-school program benefit from a research-based curriculum to develop both language and academic skills in an experience-based environment.

Families seeking admission for their child should call or email the school.

Sunshine Cottage, a listening and spoken language school, is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement, OPTIONSchools International, and is a Texas Education Agency Approved non-public school. We accept students of any race, color, national or ethnic origin.

Families of students who are deaf or hard of hearing are charged on a sliding scale according to the previous year’s income.

Students with typical hearing are charged a flat monthly fee.

Scholarships are available.

Monday: 7:30 AM – 4:30 PM Tuesday: 7:30 AM – 4:30 PM Wednesday: 7:30 AM – 4:30 PM Thursday: 7:30 AM – 4:30 PM Friday: 7:30 AM – 4:30 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED
Mark Eads - Executive Director
Kiz Mannheimer - Executive Director Assistant
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Newborn Hearing Evaluation Center (3 weeks old – 6 months old)

Sunshine Cottage offers comprehensive newborn hearing evaluations with our team of seven audiologists who specialize in pediatrics. Comprehensive newborn testing will include Otoscopy, Tympanometry, Otoacoustic Emissions, Acoustic Reflex Thresholds, and natural sleep Auditory Brainstem Response (ABR) testing (500-4,000 Hz). After testing, the audiologist will guide the family to make a plan for the child to ensure that he or she has optimal access to sound to achieve speech and language development. Referrals will be made to appropriate professionals in the community.

Hearing Evaluations for Children (6 months old - 5 years old)

We provide complete hearing tests on children in the community when there is a suspicion of hearing loss and/or if there is a speech/language delay. Our specialty is evaluating children with a developmental delay or those who require additional pediatric support.

Sunshine Cottage offers comprehensive pediatric hearing evaluations with two audiologists. Comprehensive hearing testing will include Otoscopy, Tympanometry, Otoacoustic Emissions, Acoustic Reflex Thresholds, and Behavioral Audiometry. After the evaluation, our team will take the time with your child and family to review all test results, answer any questions and make sure that your child's needs are met through a series of recommendations.

Monday: 7:30 AM – 4:30 PM Tuesday: 7:30 AM – 4:30 PM Wednesday: 7:30 AM – 4:30 PM Thursday: 7:30 AM – 4:30 PM Friday: 7:30 AM – 4:30 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED
Miriam Villejo - Audiology Evaluation Coordinator
(210) 824-0632
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The Parent-Infant Program at Sunshine Cottage provides parent-focused, child-driven intervention for families of children who are deaf or hard of hearing birth to three years. Our mission is to guide and coach parents to assume the role of the primary language facilitators in order to fire and wire their child’s brain for listening. Our program is dedicated to counseling parents about hearing loss, hearing technology, and advocacy. Parents learn to implement strategies to develop auditory skills that support spoken language. We endorse the development of fluent listening and spoken language as the foundation for literacy and future academic success.

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Infants 0-3 years and their parents

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Monday: 7:30 AM – 4:30 PM Tuesday: 7:30 AM – 4:30 PM Wednesday: 7:30 AM – 4:30 PM Thursday: 7:30 AM – 4:30 PM Friday: 7:30 AM – 4:30 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED
Mark Eads - Executive Director
Kiz Mannheimer - Executive Director Assistant