Happy Hands provides education and language foundation for young deaf students

Summarized by Jeni Ten Eyck, staff writer

Happy Hands is an early intervention school helping Deaf children better access both ASL and English in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Happy Hands school has helped over 500 students, allowing students from birth to age 6 enhance their language abilities, through both signing and reading. Started by a church interpreter named Al Proo 22 years ago, Happy Hand’s mission is to prepare its students for their school years with a strong foundation in language.

Not only do they help children in the classroom, but they also provide various therapies in pre-care and post-care programs. Happy Hands is making an impact in order to give students like Ani Wells and Audrey Schwyhart the chance go as far as they can dream. 

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