"What matters deafness of the ears when the mind hears?"
The hearing impaired pupils attending Dalziel High School have severe to profound hearing loss. This has serious implications for the development of language and speech which in turn affects educational achievement across the curriculum.
The department integrates hearing impaired pupils into the mainstream curriculum. Teachers of the Deaf, trained in all aspects of deaf education including speech and language development, work in conjunction with mainstream staff to maximise each pupil’s potential. The Department uses a natural oral approach supported by the use of Soundfield Speaker Systems in almost every room in the school.
In order to achieve this individual and group support is provided from Teachers of the Deaf in mainstream classes. In addition, tutorials are provided in the Hearing Impaired Department. The level and type of support will depend on the needs of each pupil. This ensures that pupils are given the opportunity to take advantage of the widest possible range of educational experiences.
Pupils in class and at the health Fayre
Pupils are involved in all aspects of school life - taking part in the School Shows, Choral Shield, History trips to York, Art trips to Paris and Kilbowie as well as a number of sporting events throughout the school year such as the Girls football team the indoor and outdoor sports events, cross country races and inter-house basketball events.
Five -a-Side Football
As well as participating in a number of in-school sporting competitions the pupils have also been taking part in other competitions. Over the last few years the NDCS have organised a 5-a-side football tournament for deaf pupils from schools across tournament and the pupils at Dalziel have been keen and competative participants in this competition. For the last few years we have been narrowly beaten to the top spot ( and in true footballing spirit the team all blame the coach!), but the pupils enthusiasm remains undiminished and competition for a place on next years team is fierce.
Scottish Sensory Centre (Moray House College, Edinburgh)
World of Sound UK cochlear implant site
American site giving information on Cochlear implants
Hamilton Audiology Service
Crosshouse Hospital Audiology Service
Institute for the deaf in Holland a site (in English) listing some of the research taking place in schools across the Netherlands and internationally.
Don’t lose the music...an RNID site which gives information on protecting your hearing from the potential damage caused by excessive noise levels.