Telethon Speech and Hearing
St Luke’s Catholic Primary School has been the proud partner of Telethon Speech & Hearing’s support program for student with a hearing loss since 1989.
Run by Telethon Speech & Hearing (TSH), the School Support Program allows students with hearing loss to take a full and active part in mainstream school life. Students attend mainstream classes whilst receiving support and individual assistance from a Teacher of the Deaf. Individual assistance may include extra language, speech, auditory and academic support tailored to meet the individual needs of the students. Teachers of the Deaf also provide parent education sessions on a range of topics and foster parent driven peer networks.
Children are assisted in the management of their audiological equipment, including hearing aids and cochlear implants. Education Assistants also provide support for children in the classroom and playground when needed.
TSH staff are based on campus and run the program in partnership with the St Luke’s team. An audiologist, speech pathologist and psychologist, based at the TSH Wembley campus, provide support and visit the school on a regular basis.
For more information about the School Support Program at Telethon Speech & Hearing, please contact the TSH Principal on 9387 9823.