Abhaya pradha is a registered nonprofit, non religious English medium school serving the educational needs of the hearing impaired and mentally challenged children from ages 0-16. Situated in Nacharam, Hyderabad, students come from all over Hyderabad. They are racially, ethnically, and linguistically diverse; 4 different languages are spoken among families in the school.
The Abhaya pradha School has been educating deaf and mentally challenged students to become literate, reflective, independent thinking persons with the confidence, self esteem and tools necessary to contribute to society. Established in Feb 2012, it started with two children and now caters to the educational needs of 22 children.
The school follows unique techniques in imparting Special education to the Hearing Impaired to acquire speech and language, the main feature being that the children are encouraged to SPEAK through Oral Aural method of teaching. Mothers take active participation in the class room for the effective development of the child. The focus is to enhance the residual hearing powers of the children thus encouraging the children to speak rather than rely on sign language for communication.


We at Abhaya pradha School believe in the dignity and potential of every child- with or without hearing impairment. Through the provision of comprehensive and individualized educational, social and support services, also, in partnership with parents, professionals and the community, we help children with special needs to grow and learn on a path towards a more independent life. Thus integrating them into mainstream schools and colleges so that they can claim their rightful place as equal citizens in future and in return contribute to our society actively.


Empowering hearing-impaired children to use their innate capacities to reach an optimum level of independence- both personally and professionally; thus transforming a large group of people depending on lifelong support from the State into a group of healthy, positive contributors to the economy.

The goal for all of our students are to gain greater functional independence skills. Abhaya Pradha teaches the life skills that children need to succeed at the activities of daily life, thereby increasing individual independence, quality of life, and reducing the burden of care. Together with the child, parents and staff, and all others involved in the student's education, we design and implement outcomes-based programs which allow our students to succeed in environments they have been unable to manage before. Eventually, our students transition to a "less restrictive" setting - whether that be home, a group setting or the public school setting.

Our unique teaching model in the Special Education centre.

1. Preparing Hearing Impaired children for mainstream Education.
2. Early intervention facilities for the young Hearing Impaired children
3. Auditory Verbal Therapy for the children who undergone Cochlear Implants
4. Special auditory training and speech therapy for students with hearing loss
5. Speech Training in English and mother tongue (Telugu/Hindi)
6. Training to parents to teach their children at home
7. Low student-teacher ratio to ensure high individual attention to children

About the Founder

As an educationist, Dhanalaxmi has spent almost a decade, working relentlessly in the field of disability and education with great commitment. Has brought in several innovative methods to educate the hearing Impaired which has resulted in mainstreaming quite a number of hearing impaired children into regular schools. She believes in unique methods like Oral Aural teaching method, auditory verbal Method to develop speech and language to those who cannot hear. The challenge in teaching such children was the driving force behind setting up the school.


garu_gupta@yahoo.com | 11 December, 2012 23:51

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