If you’re a parent or teacher with a deaf child starting a new school year, here’s a quick reference list that might answer some of your questions. Hearing Assistance Entitlements Educational Supports in Ireland Advocating For Your Child’s Service Provision The Visiting Teacher Service: Background Details The Effective Use of IEPs in Irish Classrooms What
The parent of a deaf student emailed IDK. Her child’s secondary-school teaching support hours were cut during Transition Year, when the regional SENO said this was not the case. A deadlock had resulted, so our advice was sought. Here’s what we suggested. Get a statement of resource teaching &/or SNA hours at the start. All
Dublin’s Southside People newspaper (July 6th edition) mentions how a young deaf pupil at a Dublin school is at risk of losing her classroom SNA (special needs assistant), if the current SNA-funding crisis is not resolved. Parents’ pain at special needs education cuts This Wednesday (July 13th), the Dail Technical Committee is meeting to dedicate their
Following legislation in 1998 and 2004, parents of deaf and hard-of-hearing (D/HH) children are facilitated in sending their child to the local school. As a result, there has been a dramatic increase in numbers of D/HH children in those settings and a subsequent drop in enrolment in schools for deaf pupils. This thesis explores the
Following a major review of audiology services in Ireland that revealed a history of neglect towards essential pediatric hearing services, a national newborn hearing testing programme (UNHS) began in Cork in April 2011. The test, to screen for deafness in newborn babies, enables earlier intervention for family-centered child-language development and a national roll-out of the UNHS
“Whether parents choose sign language, speech facilitated by implants or some combination, deaf children are exposed to language earlier than ever” Implants help deaf children learn language from listening A key message in this 4-page piece is, language is the vital focus for deaf children and can be acquired in different ways. One view is
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