Kal Center Founding Member Dr. Alemayehu Teklemariam and Board Member Dr. Yirgashewa Bekele recently released a new publication entitled "Understanding and Supporting Children with Hearing Impairment: Awareness-Raising and Training Material." This publication was made in collaboration with the Kal Center for Special Needs and Visions Global Empowerment (USA).
As stated in the Executive Summary of the manual, "This awareness-raising and training material is developed with the intention to enhance awareness of the community and schools about education and training of children with hearing impairment. The purpose emphasizes that the participants who will receive awareness based on the content and procedure of this document will change their attitude towards education and training of children with hearing impairment. It also helps to reduce barriers that inhibit school attendance and participation of the children. The material addressed the valuable resources important for inclusive schools where children with hearing impairment attend."
We hope this will prove to be a valuable resource for all those invested in the education and promoting the overall wellbeing of children who are deaf or hard-of-hearing. Translation of an Amharic-language version of this manual is underway and is scheduled to be made available in the next few months.
To view and download the full document, please click HERE.