Wednesday, April 4, 2007


Radiant Oral School for the Hearing Impaired was established in 2000 by the members of Humanity Trust and a group of parents who wanted their deaf children to learn how to speak without the use of sign language. After searching Calicut unsuccessfully for a suitable program, It was clear these pioneers would have to create a school to achieve their objective.

Roshi opened its doors to 10 profoundly deaf students. During that first year, it became evident to the staff that, by utilizing innovative techniques and maintaining an optimistic outlook, they could teach children to hear sentences and sounds and answer questions about experiences using spoken language to communicate.

With the ultimate goal of mainstreaming children with hearing loss into regular education classrooms, the staff developed learning sequences for auditory, cognitive and speech skills and an educational program based on real life experiences and meaningful language. These remain in place today and have been supplemented by goals for academic skills, along with age-appropriate behavioral and social interaction skills.