Non-formal Education For Hearing Impaired Children
The Trust conducts special classes for hearing impaired children, through RCI (Rehabilitation Council of India) accredited Special Educators and Speech Therapists. Our children undergo training in extensive auditory techniques, speech therapy, health and hygiene by our qualified staff.
We strongly believe in trying to integrate our hearing impaired children into the mainstream by giving them special training in developing their verbal and social skills. Our Speech Therapists also encourage children to speak through the oral method of teaching, instead of relying on Sign Language for communication.We encourage each student to express themselves verbally even if it sound strange to someone.
All hearing impaired students get an hour of computer lessons everyday. In fact, one of our former students has been employed as a teacher at the Trust.
Besides classes, the students are also involved in arts & crafts, dance and theater,hand embroidery, which are powerful tools of self expression. Theater has helped them bloom, and many of our students have started using visual cues to act in multi-scene plays with dialogue and music. At present (July 2019) , we have total of 8 Classes in which 53 students are receiving Non-formal Education and Speech Therapies.
Regular PTA meetings to assess their children’s progress. Parents are also counseled on how to manage their wards and give them special care.