Lahore Speech & Language School
Lahore Speech and Language School (LSLS) is a non profit organization which is established as the serving school base for deaf and hard of hearing children in Lahore, and maintain itself as the trailblazer of modern teaching practices in communication-language acquisition and clinical auditory-speech therapy at this time when available schools funded by the present federal and state governments fail to groom deaf children become productive and informed citizens.
The language school is established in 2008 under the leadership of Zara Husain with an intention to provide world class research on languages and literacy, curriculum and assessment strategies, teacher development, encouraging social advocacy and mainstreaming of minorities, with a tab of an anthropological focus into services delivery and monitoring mechanisms, as realized through interactions with deaf communities, of the mainstream education.
Further, this place is a branch under the registered non profit organization, Lahore Speech Center, founded in 2001 by Salma Iftikhar, a determined mother of Zara Husain, for her main expertise in provision of clinical therapy classes for children who have speech and auditory disorders including those with autism and mental challenges.
The school will experience windows of growth in many years to come to lead as an institute for leadership, research and empowerment with a first class reputation.
Speech Therapy is one to one individual session program focusing on the auditory-verbal modes for deaf children, and articulation, and fluency disorders in speech for other populations with disabilities.
Therapy is conducted individually and in groups for the regular education programs daily and for remedial education in the evenings based on the nature of educational activities that are done in the school.
We serve the Deaf and Hard of Hearing children only. Speech therapy is also offered as a part of the language program.
The language school focuses on the interventional education programs, language-educational programs, support services for remedial education, and social advocacy programs for deaf children with hearing aids and cochlear implants.
It is an evening program for provision of support services that promote full empowerment of children, adolescents and adults who are attending mainstream schools in their residency districts.
At LSLS, they receive full education support to keep them update with their subjects, knowledge and the tools of communication to interact with the workings of the real world and hearing people.