Deaf Facility

ST ALBANS EAST DEAF FACILITY:

  • Was established in 2001 as the Primary Deaf Facility for the Western Metropolitan Region of Melbourne.
  • Provides experienced, trained Teachers of the Deaf to support deaf and hearing impaired students in accessing mainstream education in their classrooms.
  • Is staffed on a ratio of one Teacher of the Deaf for every four deaf or hearing impaired students.
  • Has the support of Speech Pathologists, Educational Psychologists, Australian Hearing, the Cochlear Implant Clinic and Deaf Children Australia.
  • Addresses all communication methods including speech, listening, and Auslan (Australian Sign Language), according to individual needs.
 

STUDENTS AT ST ALBANS EAST DEAF FACILITY:

Actively participate in regular classes within the school.
  • Are provided with support by Teachers of the Deaf that is negotiated to match the needs of each student.   This includes language and communication, speech production and auditory learning sessions and Deaf Studies, in addition to the Curriculum areas of Literacy and Numeracy.
  • May work individually and/or in small groups as well as being supported within the class.
  • Are supported by Teachers of the Deaf working closely with class teachers to adapt the curriculum to suit the needs of individual students as required.

 

 

STUDENT OPPORTUNITIES TO ENGAGE WITH A VARIETY OF RESOURCES:

Teachers of the Deaf
  • Regular Program Support Group meetings with learning goals developed by teachers and parents in partnership
  • TVs and videos with closed caption decoders
  • Computers and TTYs
  • Monitoring and maintenance of hearing aids, speech processors and FM systems
  • Large area FM system for students to access school assemblies
  • Auslan LOTE as the school's Languages Other Than English
  • Auslan interpreting
  • Participation in the state wide Primary Deaf Sports Day
  • Participation in Deaf cultural experiences such as performances by the Australian Theatre of the Deaf
  • Programs and resources provided by St Albans East Primary School for all children.
 
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