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.