Children need a nurturing home environment, yet many parents of deaf children are not able to communicate in their deaf child’s native language, which is Pakistan Sign Language (PSL).
Deaf Reach supports families and parents of deaf students through its Parent Training Program. This includes bi-weekly sign language and literacy classes to enable them to be active participants in their deaf child’s development, as well as to improve their own literacy skills. As parents improve in their communication skills and understanding of their deaf child and Deaf culture, the overall quality of life for their children and all family members improves dramatically.
Parents also play a key role in each of the School Management Committees (SMC).