Mainstreaming is a term used to describe the integration of children with hearing loss into regular school classrooms so they can learn alongside their hearing peers.
Mainstreaming the students in regular schools is one of the most important objectives of our school. We do not want our students to be segregated from the society; hence we take special efforts to ensure maximum integration.
Students who are deaf and hard of hearing can thrive in mainstream classrooms, but it is vital that each student receive the personalized support they need to succeed. Through a variety of customizable services, RTT works with students, parents and school professionals to provide strategies, support and teaching services to help ensure that every child has the chance to reach their full potential.
In our journey, uptill now we have been successful in mainstreaming 68 students in regular schools.
- In the early pre-school years we tap the students who have the potential for integration.
- From among these students we select the students who can be successfully integrated.
- The selected students are given special guidance & training. Efforts are taken to prepare them academically and psychologically.
- We select the school where the students can be integrated and the admission procedure is initiated.
- Initially the students are partially integrated and later considering their progress, they continue their education in the mainstream schools.
- Follow-up and co-ordination with mainstream school teachers is done from time to time.
- We guide the parents and help the students as and when necessary.
- Guidance is given to the integrated students for availing concessions in subjects for Board exams if necessary.
- The training is given in optional vocational subjects.