Centre for Deaf & Hard of Hearing
Guided by nationally accredited Teachers of the Deaf and our dedicated support staff, students have access to all curriculum offerings with tailored support to suit each student's circumstances.
Students may select subjects of their choice and are provided with additional support in literacy or subject tuition as required, including Auslan interpreting, note taking, and tutorial classes. Adelaide High School also offers flexibility in the curriculum to cater for each student's learning needs.
Centre for Deaf and Hard of Hearing staff work closely with students and their families to develop an individual learning plan (OCOP), which is regularly reviewed and updated. Staff also support students by:
- Working with subject teachers to develop teaching and learning plans which are differentiated across all areas of learning, including assessment, and promoting the use of visual materials and alternate learning activities.
- Encouraging students to develop a positive self-concept, both as an individual and as a learner.
- Using the best form of communication as agreed in the OCOP – oral/aural, Auslan or a combination of both.
- Assisting students to maintain and manage hearing aids, cochlear implants and personal assistive devices.
- Maintaining and further developing close links with employer groups, universities, TAFE, external agencies and other providers of education and employment.
To encourage links with the Deaf community, students are invited to take part in special events including Deaf Sports Australia activities, National Week of Deaf People, events organised by Deaf Can:Do and Can:Do 4 Kids and the End of Year Christmas Picnic.
Students with moderate or greater bilateral hearing loss verified by audiologists can enrol in the Centre. Applications from students are reviewed and considered by a Sensory Panel in the Department for Education.