MLC’s Deaf Integration Program aims to empower and nurture each deaf or hard of hearing student, giving her the necessary skills and confidence to reach her full potential and become an independent world-ready woman.
Students with hearing loss are members of the regular classroom and are fully integrated into the full range of curriculum and co-curricular activities.
The Deaf Integration Program:
Provides an individualised learning program and Regular review meetings
Provides an inclusive academic program
Accommodates the needs of individuals including communication skills – sign language, speech and listening skills, as well as social and wellbeing skills
Facilitates in-class and individual sessions with a Teacher of the Deaf
Provides support staff including interpreters and note-takers as required
Uses modern acoustic systems in major venues and classrooms throughout the college
Uses observation, assessments and liaison with mainstream staff to support the student’s individual needs to optimise their participation.
Regular audiological services and hearing aid maintenance at MLC by a paediatric audiologist from Hearing Australia
Individual Speech Therapy is available at MLC from an independent speech pathologist
Liaison with other deaf agencies and services