Traralgon Deaf Facility
The Facility at Liddiard Road Primary School supports Deaf and hearing impaired students from Prep to Year 6. The Facility aims to give Deaf and hearing impaired children the best possible access to mainstream education. Qualified Teachers of the Deaf, Interpreters and signing aides provide daily support while children participate in regular school programs.
The level of support matches the needs of each child and includes:
- support within the class, including interpreting for signing students
- small group support
- individual language, speech and auditory training
Auslan is embraced by the school community and is the school’s LOTE subject. As many teachers and students have participated in Auslan classes, communication occurs freely. We work closely with parents to support the child’s communication needs, both oral and signing. The Facility is well supported by Australian Hearing and Speech Pathologists
While Traralgon College’s Facility is not officially recognised by Department of Education and Early Childhood Development, the students are offered support by a qualified Teacher of the Deaf, Interpreting and signing aides.
Students’ needs are determined on an individual basis and programs are then designed to allow students access to curriculum in all Key learning Areas. Support for each student can take many forms but may include:
- Interpreting within the classroom
- Support individually or in small groups
- Language programming
- Individual curriculum support
- Notetaking in the classroom
Students also have access to programs offered through the School including Speech and Language, Social and Pragmatic Language groups and individual programs.
Where possible other agencies are involved to develop skills that allow easy transition into adult choices. The Facility is well supported by Australian Hearing and Speech Pathologists.