- Children below the age of 5 years
- Children should be fitted with suitable assistive hearing devices.
- Children should not have any other associated issues other than deafness.
- Parents should be committed to oral aural approach.
- Parents should have proficiency in the language chosen for training.
- Parents should be willing to commit to the training method followed.
- Mother should accompany the child throughout the training period.
The programme followed in the Mothers Training Centre(MTC) is based on the program of Little Woodford School modified by Wing Commander KK Srinivasan, tried and tested over 40 years in Mysuru at Parents Association for the Deaf. The method is included in the national guidelines as of Standard Treatment Work Flows.. https://hearing.icmr.org.in/rehabilitation/preschool-education/strategy-for-preschool-education
Mothers learn to facilitate language acquisition from the Coordinator, the counsellors as well as from each other. A big part is the experience gleaned from their own efforts to facilitate language learning in different children during their term. They learn patience, teaching and coping strategies. The curriculum is for the children to be integrated in regular schools. Mothers learn the stages and the pace of learning as well. Needless to say the curriculum goals are for both the mother and child. The details of the curriculum for children follow.
Mothers are consoled, counselled, inspired, motivated and guided in making their children to acquire age-appropriate speech, language and comprehension.
Parents need to submit the following documents at the time ad admission:
- Birth certificate of the child
- Deaf certificate and the UDID
- Aadhaar cards of both the parents and child.
- BPL card, if holding.
- Income certificate