IAU to Launch Int’l College for the Deaf

Tuesday, December 4, 2018 - 10:32

The president of Islamic Azad University has announced on running an international branch named “Fereshtegan” for deaf students.

According to an ISCA report, Dr. Mohammad Mehdi Tehranchi stated that the university have considered special programs for students with disabilities.

IAU Fereshtegan (Angel) International Campus will provide services for students with disabilities, specially deaf and hard of hearing students, and self-advocacy training as well as interpreting, real-time captioning and tutoring services.

As he said, teacher of the Deaf (ToD) must build their professional skills, especially communication and audiological skills required of a ToD.

Dr. Tehranchi emphasized on legal recognition of sign language in academic settings and noted that sign language is a two-way street. The deaf community needs to know it, along with everyone else around them.

There are three common categories of hearing loss including conductive hearing loss, sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL) and mixed hearing loss which the severity of these types of hearing loss can seriously impact a student's academic success.

IAU president added that initial coordination has been done with the Ministry of Science, Research and Technology, also IAU strategic council was held to decide for the campus launch.


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