What We Stand For
PADC seeks to empower every deaf child and the mother with the necessary tools and skills required in learning language. To a common man, deafness means just an inability to hear the sounds. But the effect of deafness is much more severe than that of other disabilities in respect of language acquisition, speech and knowledge and proper communication. The inability of the child to hear significantly impacts the child’s ability to speak and and communicate with the world. At PADC, we work actively to ensure that a child learns to communicate well despite the disability.
Our school is in the service of deaf community for the past 40 years. The school imparts preschool training to the hearing impaired children for a minimum period of 3 years in the crucial formative years of learning of the child. The Association is dedicated to educating and successfully integrating hearing impaired children into the mainstream of education and society. Currently, 100 mothers along with their children are undergoing training with the numbers increasing day by day.
We welcome all
This is a unique school where the mother attends the school along with her child. Mothers and children from various parts of Karnataka, Delhi, Assam, Kerala, Bihar, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and other parts of India are undergoing training in aural/oral method in Institute of Mother and Deaf Child. Emphasis in the school is given to the mother-tongue of the child, the rationale being that the mother will be fluent in her own language and can talk continuously, cohesively and fluently without any hesitation in any situation to the child. At present, the training at the school is being imparted in Kannada, Telugu, Hindi and English.
At present the school has 26 hostel rooms. Each room accommodates the mother and the child. Each room has an attached bath room and facility for storage and cooking. The rooms have been provided with a cot and fan. These rooms are given subject to availability on a first arrive and first served basis. Normally the mother and the child from the distant parts of the country stay for 3 years and above in this accommodation. However, most of the mothers rent apartments and stay close to the school.
What Visitors are Saying
“The approach of the school aims at the individualised instruction focussing on the fact that the mother is the first and best teacher. May God bless your work and may your service prove to the world that the children aren’t disabled, but are differently abled.”
“We are very much impressed and touched by this fine project. I hope that you’ll continue your wonderful work and progress with success.”
“Mothers are model mothers here and contribute all their resources to the development of their children. Surprisingly, some grandmothers are also taking part in the education of their grandchildren. More power to the ladies! May mothers’ happiness be infinite, and childrens’ lives be golden!”