We take special care for children with special needs.
The Educational Center for Children and Youth with Hearing Loss "Yanika" was esteblished in 2009. So far it has helped more than 70 children to develop listening and speaking skills, preparing them for mainstream kindergartens and mainstream schools. Our first pupils are already successful students in first, second and fourth grade.
The Center offers diagnosis and counseling, and on that basis working out an individual program of rehabilitation and learning. The individual approach is at the core of successful work with children with hearing loss. Also, parents play a key role in selecting the preferred approach to rehabilitation and learning, and in the overall process. They receive support, detailed information about a child's education, as well as guidelines for activities in which the parents can support the learning process.
The Center also carries out an integrate speech therapy and diagnosis. There are also possibilities for organizing individual and group training for children, youth and adults with hearing loss in Bulgarian language and foreign languages such as English and others.
There is also training in Bulgarian sign language individually or in small groups for parents and relatives of children and adults with hearing loss who wish to use sign language in everyday communication. The sign language teachers have high qualifications and over 10 years of experience.
A special service offered by the Center is sign language interpreter for different occasions: formal events, weddings, translation in state and municipal institutions and others.
The Center offers an enjoyable learning atmosphere suitable for all ages, for individual and group work. The positive attitude, the stimulating environment, the broad range of specialists with innovative approach and diverse skills are a guarantee for the successful education of children and adults at the Center.