[Published in 2011] Proposed cuts to special-needs assistant (SNA) and resource teaching hours got extensive coverage in the recent national press, after the government announced a reduction in education support services from September 2011. Some deaf children (on a needs basis) have access to SNAs at mainstream schools, maybe with weekly resource-teaching hours approved by
Yesterday, an article on mainstream supports for deaf children in the UK (by Cathy Heffernan) ran in the UK’s Guardian broadsheet newspaper. Deaf pupils will bear the brunt of education cuts Eighty-five per cent of deaf pupils in the UK are mainstream-educated at present. Like in Ireland, these pupils, their families and school teachers draw vital
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