According to WHO (World Health Organization) 11% of the total population is disabled, of which approximately 3.6% people are suffering from Speech and Hearing problems. But the services available for this special group of people is negligible and there is a scarcity of professionals.
As per the Rehabilitation Council of INDIA (RCI) there is a need for 4500 Speech & Audiology professionals & 10,000 Special Educators (Special Teachers) in India. Moreover, there is a need for providing higher education to the deaf to have Socio-Economic equalization.
Support the Special Education
Helen Keller’s Institute of Research & Rehabilitation for the disabled children”, is running Special School for the Hearing Impaired, Intermediate and Degree college for the hearing impaired, Manpower development program, which includes teacher training for those who aspire to become teachers of the deaf, Diploma program in Special Education, Degree and Master Degree program in the speech and hearing,under one roof.
“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much” – Helen Keller
According to WHO (World Health Organization) 11% of the total population is disabled, of which approximately 3.6% people are suffering from speech and hearing problems.