Brighton Hearing Unit
Brighton Primary School
Wilson Street BRIGHTON 3186
Telephone: 9592 0177
Fax: 9593 1642
Contact: Su Perrins, Hearing Unit Coordinator
Brighton Primary is situated in the bayside suburb of Brighton, 12kms from the CBD. The school is committed to improving the learning outcomes of its students. The Primary Years Program (PYP) of the International Baccalaureate Organization is followed throughout the school and provides a curriculum framework with internationally recognized core learning areas alongside a framework of social development.
The Hearing Unit, as an integral part of the school community, supports students in fully accessing mainstream education. Students participate in regular classes within the school. Their enrolment is supported by trained teachers with specialist qualifications in the area of deafness and hearing impairment, collaborating closely with classroom teachers.
The level of support accessed by students is negotiated to match the needs of each student and may include support within the classroom, small group support and individual sessions. Each student’s individual program which is outlined in their Individual Learning Improvement Plan is designed to maximize the student’s full potential, with particular focus on language development, speech, auditory and social skills. Individual Learning Improvement Plans are developed and reviewed regularly at Student Support Group meetings.
The Hearing Unit works cooperatively with a range of professionals including staff from the Cochlear Implant Clinic and Speech Pathologists from Dee Wardrop Speech Pathology Services. In addition, staff from Australian Hearing provide regular audiological and technical services to ensure student’s auditory input is maximized, optimizing their access to their learning