Centre for Hearing Impaired
Adelaide High School provides a Centre of Excellence and specialised services for Deaf and Hearing Impaired students.
Students enrolled in the Centre have access to all curriculum offerings and are offered support by trained Teachers of the Deaf or support staff.
Teachers of the Deaf
- Encourage students to develop a positive self-concept, both as an individual and as a learner.
- Use the best form of communication as agreed in the NEP (OCOP) – oral/aural, AUSLAN.
- Liaise with subject teachers regarding the effect of hearing loss on learning and promote the use of visual materials and differentiated learning activities.
- Assist students to maintain and manage hearing aids, cochlear implants and personal FMs.
- Maintain and further develop close links with employer groups, universities, TAFE and other providers of education and employment.
- Teachers of the Deaf liaise with Australian Hearing and Deaf Can:Do.
- To encourage links with the Deaf community, CHI students are invited to take part in special events including Deaf Sports Australia activities, National Week of Deaf People, Deaf Camps organised by Deaf Can:Do and the End of Year Christmas Picnic.
All students have a range of independent and supported learning environments.
Teachers of the CHI liaise with Australian Hearing and other outside agencies.
Students with bilateral hearing loss verified by audiologists have direct enrolment into the Centre. Applications from students are reviewed and considered by a Sensory Panel in the Department for Education.
Please see the Centre for Hearing Impaired Enrolment page for further information.