We too strongly believe that just as every child has a right to food, clothes & shelter, he also has a right to education. In India, this can be made possible only through mainstream education, as special schools offer education only up to Secondary School level.
Early intervention means, fitting the child with appropriate amplification device and begin the
training to develop the following skills at the earliest.
- Language Arts
- Auditory skills
- Lip reading
- Perceptual skills
- Cognitive development
- Motor skills
- Social skills
Success of mainstream education depends on various factors
- Age of onset of impairment
- Extent of impairment
- Use of adequate amplification,
- Parental and teacher support
- Child’s ability to lip read and
develop oral skills
- Sufficient language and communication skills
- Develop relationships
- Learn to trust, share and relate
Benefits of Inclusion
Inclusion brings definite benefits to the severely to profoundly deaf children in that it provides an opportunity for them to live at home and be educated in a local school. It also opens up a hearing world to the deaf children, introducing them to the norms of a hearing society and allowing the possibility of relationships with hearing friends. There is ample evidence to show that those hearing impaired children who have been mainstreamed in to their local schools develop better life skills in coping with their surroundings. These advantages would be possible only if the hearing impaired child was given great deal of special attention from the beginning to cope with the pressures of hearing environment.