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Assessment visits

Assessment visits for primary and secondary school students

Before starting school, we invite families for an assessment visit — a three-day programme that focuses on determining the support needed to ensure children are able to be competent and capable learners regardless of their educational setting, hearing levels or language choice.

Assessment visits are held at our Christchurch campus. Support and guidance are also available for families to help increase their knowledge and confidence when advocating for their child.

What to expect

The three-day visit is designed around the needs of the student and any special requests or concerns from the whānau or educational team. The programme usually involves, assessment, support and advice in the areas of:

  • Spoken language
  • Literacy
  • Audiology
  • Visual communication
  • NZSL
  • Deaf Culture

There are also opportunities to access the library and media centre.

Does it cost?

Transportation costs are covered by the local District Health Board and meals and accommodation are provided free; dietary requirements can be catered for.

A comprehensive report is sent to the whānau, advisor and other relevant parties within three weeks of departure.

To apply for an assessment visit, please contact:

Michele Yonetani
Assessment Visit Coordinator

03 326 6009 ext. 818