Deaf Facility


ST ALBANS EAST DEAF FACILITY:

  • 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 hard of hearing students in accessing mainstream education in their classrooms.
  • Staffed on a ratio of one Teacher of the Deaf for every four deaf or hard of hearing students.
  • Supported by 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.
  • Provided with support by Teachers of the Deaf and Educational Support/Interpreters, that is negotiated to match the needs of each student.   This includes language and communication, speech production and auditory learning sessions and a Personal Wellbeing Program (which incorporates Deaf Culture and Life skills), in addition to the Curriculum areas of Literacy and Numeracy.
  • Work individually and/or in small groups as well as being supported within the class.
  • 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 Student Support Group meetings with learning goals developed by teachers and parents in partnership
  • TVs and videos with closed caption decoders
  • Computers and TTYs and iPads with PACs (personal audio cables).
  • Monitoring and maintenance of hearing aids, speech processors and Phonak Roger transmitters/Sound field equipment.
  • Large area audio equipment for students to access school assemblies in the Hall
  • 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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