At FAID, our aim is to teach and prepare our students for life. So apart from following the educational program as set down by the Lebanese Ministry of Education and preparing our students for the Brevet diploma, we try to teach our students all the things they need to survive as a deaf person in a hearing world.
The Institute provides oral education for deaf and hard of hearing pupils between 2 and 18 years old. Sign language is a deaf person’s natural language, but as society expects them to speak, pupils are encouraged to speak, read lips as well as maximize their ability to hear by using hearing aids, cochlear implants and FM systems. So sign language is used in a supportive role to our oral education program only. The program is taught in both Arabic and English.
Classes are grouped on the basis of pupil’s strengths, needs, ability and compatibility. Classes are small in size with qualified teachers specialized and experienced in deaf teaching. Small group and one-to-one teaching is essential for each child academic and personal achievement.
Our in-house audiology department is fully equipped to fit & program hearing aids and custom make ear molds. Our speech therapists have the latest speech therapy computer software and resources.