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Eligibility for regional services

Eligibility for regional services (Resource Teacher of the Deaf)

Students eligible to access the regional teaching services must be:

• Deaf or hearing impaired and have moderate needs, or

• Verified under the Ongoing Resourcing Scheme (ORS), and

• Enrolled in a state funded mainstream setting

Admission onto caseloads is subject to Special Education Policy. Priority will be given to students who:

• have a profound, severe or moderately-severe hearing loss

• exhibit a significant communication deficit

• are transitioning into school up to 8 years of age

• are late aided

• are transitioning from Early Childhood education to primary, primary to secondary, or who are changing mainstream schools

• sitting National Qualifications

• are from homes where little or no English is spoken

• have Deaf or Hard of Hearing parents/caregivers

• whose ORS funding is transferred from the mainstream school to support Resource Teacher of the Deaf services

Services may be reduced or discontinued where the student:

• leaves the coverage area, or

• has demonstrated achievement/no longer warrants a service, or

• has a low level of need relative to other eligible students seeking a service, or

• is consistently truant, or

• ORS transfer agreement ceases.