The Indian Sign Language and the shortage of trained/proficient ISL Teachers/Instructors

The biggest problem faced by the deaf in India is the shortage of deaf schools and an established and proven curriculum the major reason is the number of teachers, instructors trained in Indian Sign Language are so low. The proficiency of being able to be a trained or an expert in Indian Sign Language has its own drawbacks.

The disadvantages of the deaf learners not able to acquire the methods of learning in India poses a more grave problem, wherein the parents of the deaf children doesn’t know ISL, don’t communicate in sign language and the setbacks are further in the process of learning accessibility by not able to start schooling or education in sign language.

If deaf children are not trained at an early age between 3-5 then the results of chances of reducing the hearing loss by existing methods would become a constraint. Specially trying to learn a new language with the existing mother tongue. Social stigma attached to being a deaf child in India irrespective of where the child lives. Most of the children live in towns, rural or villages etc.

As per the National association of Deaf in India few of the Interventions areas are as mentioned below:

  • Policies of both the Governmental and Non- Governmental Schools.
  • Should more Pupil-centric and not Teacher-Centric.
  • Reading Skills Improved
  • Assessment if the Deaf Children using proven and modern methods
  • Training improvements of the Teachers
  • A more clear and proper perspective