What is a Visiting Teacher? Many parents of newly-confirmed deaf children ask this, on learning of the VT service from the Department of Education.
Over 3,300 deaf and hard-of-hearing children at mainstream schools in Ireland, are supported by 32 visiting teachers working in 29 full-time posts.
Parents can access the Visiting Teacher service via the Department of Education website.
- Contact your local Visiting Teacher (list of regional teachers with email & phone details)
It’s only when a child is confirmed as being deaf, that families discover the support of this vital service. Here are a few personal accounts from parents.
- ‘There Are Other Educational Options Available’
- The Visiting Teacher Service ‘Is Often Forgotten’
- Home-Preschool Supports: A Mum’s Positive Story
Questions about the VT service? Post them here, and they’ll be answered.