Hearing Impaired

"What matters deafness of the ears when the mind hears?"
Victor Hugo

Staff

  • Mrs J. Agnew (DHT)
  • Miss P. Airlie
  • Miss F. Boyle
  • Mrs S. Donnelly
  • Mrs L. Francis
  • Mrs E. Harris (Peripatetic)
  • Miss L. Kinstrie
  • Mr N. McCue
  • Mrs A. McDermott
  • Mrs P. Nielsen
  • Mrs Y. Savage
  • Mrs R. Skirka
  • Mrs J. Watson
  • Mr S. Whiteford

The hearing impaired pupils attending Dalziel High School have severe to profound hearing loss. In order to maximise their learning, individual and group support is provided by Teachers of the Deaf in mainstream classes with additional tutorials sessions in the Hearing Impaired Department. The level and type of support offered is tailored to the specific needs of each pupil. Our pupils are ensured that they will have every opportunity to enjoy the widest possible range of educational experiences.

Hearing impaired pupils have full access to 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.