Through gradual and progressive education, any child in Ephpheta Paul VI School is helped to relate to others, to communicate adequately and to integrate positively into society. The method used by the school’s speech therapists, teachers and educators is defined as "oral". Since the preschool language is teaching to children therapeutically through an acoustic training, an exploitation of the existing auditory residues, lips-reading and impression of the articulation of the word itself. Subsequently, the child is accompanied on learning a more articulated language competence, including the ability to understand the grammatical and syntactic structure of the sentence and its meaning.

Early rehabilitation

This service was established with the purpose of developing the communication skills of every hearing-impaired child through the visual, mimic-expressive and auditory-vocal channels, it is also useful to get familiar parents and children in using the hearing aids...[read more]


The Kindergarten welcomes children from 3 to 6 years old, divided into three level by age. Our kindergarten offers several activities according to the limitations that hearing impairment entails in language learning ...[read more]

Compulsory school

According to the Palestinian Ministerial Plan, the institute is open from Monday to Friday to students from 1st to 10th grade (Primary school and lower secondary school). The average stay of a child at the school is 13 or 14 years ...[read more]

Individual speech therapy intervention

The speech therapy rehabilitation provides individualized sessions in which the speech therapist teaches to children - through phonetic exercises - to understand and formulate oral messages. During each session, each child is encouraged to learn to clearly express his thoughts and emotions...[read more]

Social assistance

Within the institute, a social welfare service is available for the student’s families. The purpose of this service is to provide parents with useful information and assistance for dealing with the problem of deafness of their children and any economic and working difficulties of the family...[read more]

The residential center

The "Effetà Paolo VI" institute offers female students arriving from remote areas, from Monday to Thursday, to use the residential center within the Institute itself...[read more]

Parenting group training

Parents remain the first and main responsible people for the education of their children. On this basis, the Institute organizes monthly meetings for the parents to increase their basic cultural knowledge and their skills concerning the communication issues of hearing-impaired children...[read more]

A blackboard to grow

The use of interactive multimedia blackboards (I.M.B.) can make teaching children with deafness problems more effective. This is why the Effetà school has been using it for some years.