The aim of the Cora Barclay Centre’s Student Services is to enable children who are deaf or hearing impaired to achieve their maximum potential using spoken language to communicate. The Cora Barclay Centre recognises that children with hearing loss often require continued specialist support at school, particularly in the first years of schooling. The Centre strives for inclusion of children with hearing loss into mainstream schools and ultimately the same choices for occupation and lifestyle as their hearing peers, and to be able to participate on equal terms in the broad community.
The goal of the Cora Barclay Centre Student Services team is to facilitate and support students to achieve the listening, cognitive, speech and language skills necessary to achieve their realistic education, career and life goals, regardless of their degree of hearing loss. Undeniably the involvement of parents and schools in this outcome is paramount and the motivation of the students themselves is fundamental to achieve amazing results.
Our goal is to improve communication and learning for students with a hearing impairment.
If you would like more information or would like to know if your child is eligible for these free services please contact reception or phone 08 8267 9200.
Student Services Program Model
Cora Barclay Centre Student Services acknowledges the research that highlights the elements necessary for maximising student success and outcomes:
- Student motivation and engagement (Martin 2003)
- Family engagement and involvement (Emerson et al, 2012)
- Collaboration in transdisciplinary teams including allied health services and schooling staff
- Supporting agencies such as the NDIS.