Southeast Asian Institute for the Deaf

The First Total Communication School in the Philippines

Miriam College-Southeast Asian Institute for the Deaf (MC-SAID) is dedicated to the total development of each deaf child who comes under her care and direction.  We believe that within each child who is deaf lies the same potential for future growth that is inherent in all children.

MC-SAID provides an environment which will nurture and render fruitful the talents and creativity which we believe each child possesses.

Philosophy of Education

Being ever mindful that a deaf child’s disability is language deprivation, MC-SAID is guided by the principle of Total Communication. This is a multilevel approach to the education of the deaf child to all forms of communication available in order that it may develop goals of language competence and scholastic success.

The full commitment of MC-SAID to the Total Communication philosophy and approach to learning for the young deaf learners has opened the minds and hearts of young deaf children and their parents to a new means of communication, essential for a normal psycho-social development.

Total communication includes all language modalities: child-devised gestures, formal language of signs, speech, speech reading, finger spelling, amplification of residual hearing, reading and writing.

Contact Information

Southeast Asian Institute for the Deaf
Miriam College
Katipunan Avenue, Loyola Heights
Quezon City 1102 Philippiines

(+632) 435.9241-45 loc. 3521 or 3520
(+632) 580.5400 local 3521 or 3520