Lions Club hears call for aid in class­rooms

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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.

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