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Deaf Facility

The facility aims to give deaf and hearing-impaired children the best possible access to mainstream education. 

The facility at Liddiard Road Primary School supports deaf and hearing-impaired students from Prep to Year 6.  We work closely with the adjacent secondary college to support the on-going development of these students.

The facility aims to give deaf and hearing-impaired children the best possible access to mainstream education.  A specially qualified teacher of the deaf and signing aides, provide children with daily support while they participate in the school’s regular programs.

The facility is staffed on a ratio of 1:4.  For every four deaf or hearing-impaired children enrolled at the school, a specialist teacher of the deaf is employed to provide extra support on a daily basis.The facility is well supported by Australian Hearing Services and the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development’s speech pathologists.

The level of support matches the needs of each child and includes:

 

 

Auslan

Auslan is provided to deaf, hearing impaired and hearing students.  Auslan is embraced by the school community and is the school’s LOTE subject.  As many teachers and students in the school have participated in Auslan classes, communication occurs freely.

Hear and Learn technology

The teachers at Liddiard Road primary school all wear a Red Cat sound field device which optimises listening conditions in which our children hear, listen and learn, children learn faster and easier and teachers perform better.

It’s about our kids being able to better understand what their teachers tell them. The technology delivers intelligibility rich surround sound to all children evenly and gently. It spreads the teacher's conversational voice - that is, without vocal fatigue - evenly.