Lions Club hears call for aid in classrooms
LIONS Club Mareeba is helping Mareeba State School to identify students with hearing issues.
They are supporting the idea of funding a hearing clinic for targeted students once per term in semester 2.
The Club recognised that hearing health is crucial for learning and the importance of identifying and remediating hearing issues if possible.
Identifying hearing issues helps teaching staff to determine the best adjustments and support which is required in a class environment.
For example the use of a sound field amplification system, where to sit the child in the class, ensuring that the child can see the lip patterns of the person talking, using modelling and objects to assist understanding of the information being presented.
After parents have followed up with medical intervention for blocked ears and ear aches teaching staff will be noticed to monitor the engagement of students in their classroom.
Mareeba State School would like to thank Lions Club Mareeba for their support for student learning and engagement.
Inclusive Practices Teacher Jenna Alba Aue, Mareeba Lions treasurer Deanna Percy, Guidance Officer Jo Jones Laifoo, Head of Inclusive Practices Pina Carroll.