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CLaSH works to identify children with language, speech and hearing impairments as early as possible. Assessment and counselling sessions are offered at the head office in Windhoek as well as during outreach visits. Referrals are made for therapy, specific treatment and inclusive or special education.

CLaSH supports an individual, holistic approach for each child. Integration into mainstream education will be assisted wherever this is possible through awareness raising, advice and provision of resources to children, parents and the schools involved. At the same time CLaSH recognises that inclusive education will not do justice to every child and therefore equally supports specialised educational approaches when appropriate.

Strongly believing in parents’ empowerment, CLaSH organises meetings and training workshops for parents of children with communication difficulties where they can share experiences and hopes, gain knowledge and learn new skills. Leaflets and posters address parents and caregivers with information in easily understandable terms and in various Namibian languages.

CLaSH also offers a variety of training modules for teachers and caregivers, at mainstream and special schools, as pre- and in-service training. The CLaSH annual seminar is a national event aimed at those working with children with language, speech and hearing impairments. Each year it focuses on relevant topics of interest.

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