The School for the Deaf and Communication Disorders
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Specialist

135

Students

Mission:

The School for the Deaf and Communication Disorders at Orphan Welfare Organization (OWO) aims to provide education, training and rehabilitation services to children with hearing-impairments and communication disorders to help them attain academic achievement and social integration.

Vision:

We look towards a world that provides the best education to children with hearing-impairments and communication disorders and ensures their dignified integration and interaction with society to achieve self-fulfillment.

Objectives:

  • Work on the development of early intervention (2-4 years) for children with hearing-impairments and communication disorders.
  • Provide students with academic skills using the latest methods and to work on the development of their various cognitive, physical and social aspects.
  • Teach students with hearing-impairments till the completion of the basic education till the Brevet \ ninth grade and help them determine their future plans.
  • Work on the reintegration of students with communication disorders in public or private schools through specialized programs and intensive treatment sessions.
  • Work on familial guidance to identify the capabilities of the students and raise awareness and educate society.
  • Promote social integration of our students through training, rehabilitation and empowerment.

Services:

  • Teach, train and rehabilitate students with hearing impairments from nursery to the ninth grade (Brevet) using pedagogic methodologies that correspond to their abilities.
  • Teach and rehabilitate students with communication disorders from kindergarten to the ninth grade (Brevet).
  • Provide supportive treatment services through specialized individual sessions in:
  • Psychomotor therapy
  • Psychotherapy
  • Speech therapy
  • Educational Evaluation
  • Prepare and implement social intervention programs through individual and group sessions that include awareness meetings for students and their families and home visits.
  • Provide medical services in the Audiology Lab at OWS which include:
  • Audiometry
  • Provision of hearing aids
  • Examination by a specialist doctor / otolaryngology.
  • Provide Audiometric services to all segments of society at reasonable fees.
  • Organize campaigns and educational meetings to raise awareness about the importance of early intervention for children with hearing impairments and communication disorders.

 

Beneficiaries of the department service:

The School for the Deaf offers its services to children with hearing impairment and communication disorders from the age of 3 to 22 years old.

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