April 1, 2017
Welcome to our web home! Thank you for your visit. Whether it is a casual visit or a purposeful search, I hope you will tarry and look around and get to know us more!
On March 24, 2017 we celebrated the graduation of 15 of our children from our early intervention program to the mainstream classroom. As in the previous years, we had a very emotionally charged farewell function. The parents described in their own words, the journey through the NISH early intervention program. When they came in a few years back, most of them just hoped that their children will be able to call them at least 'Papa' and 'Mama', but now they have children who have age-appropriate language and speech. The teachers' involvement and commitment was especially highlighted by all the parents. Most of them had moved to Trivandrum from distant villages and were now going back to their villages to enroll their children in the local schools. The sacrifice was worth the efforts. Every year, the testimonies of these parents is a great encouragement to all of us at NISH.
On the clinical side, the audiology and speech clinics are continuing their diagnostic and assessment services. We are in the process of setting up new laboratories for expanding our clinical services as well as to facilitate research. Our students and staff hope to conduct more outreach camps under the ADIP scheme to distribute hearing aids and other assistive technology.
NISH has served more than 60,000 people with disabilities till now. Although our major focus in the past has been speech and hearing disorders, we have increasingly been serving individuals with other disabilities also. This prompted us to expand our services to include other disabilities. Our Neurodevelopmental Sciences department runs an early intervention program, school going support program for children in the Autism Spectrum.
On the academic side, we are gearing up for the admission process for the coming year. We will have a streamlined admission process for all the courses.
I encourage you to explore ways in which you can be a part of NISH's vision to provide disability services across India. I welcome feedback from you via email or phone. Thanks for your visit.
SAMUEL N MATHEW Ph.D.
National Institute of Speech and Hearing (NISH)
Aakkulam, Sreekaryam P. O.,
Thiruvanantha puram 695 017
General: +91-471-3066666 / 2596919