Deaf students who use Auslan as their primary language will require an Auslan/English interpreter to enable classroom discourse and interaction to be accessible to them.  Depending on the length of the class as well as the intensity of the class dynamics, two interpreters may be used and they will alternate interpreting.

The interpreter(s) will sit or stand at the front of the room and will endeavour to be as close to you as possible.  This is so your deaf student can look between you and the interpreter(s).  The interpreter(s) being as close as possible to you is important to allow the teacher/student relationship to grow between you and your deaf student.

Click here to download a deafConnectEd information sheet on working with interpreters.

 

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