Date
11 August 2022

Organisations, programmes, and resources

Suggestion for implementing the strategy ‘Identifying needs and strengths, and accessing support’

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Resource Teachers of the Deaf

Resource Teachers of the Deaf

Resource Teachers of the Deaf (RTDs) are specialist teachers who assess a child’s needs in a classroom, one-to-one setting, or the child’s home. They team up with other specialists to help teachers adapt their teaching to suit the child’s needs.

RTDs work through Ko Taku Reo | Deaf Education New Zealand.

In 2019 the Kelston Deaf Education Centre in Auckland and the Van Asch Deaf Education Centre in Christchurch merged to become one national organisation, Ko Taku Reo.

Ko Taku Reo can provide specialist teaching, advice and guidance, assistive technology and NZSL support to Deaf and Hard of Hearing students enrolled in their local mainstream school. Services available are:

Ministry of Education information on Advisers on Deaf Children (AoDCs), Resource Teachers of the Deaf (RTDs), as well as other services and supports.

Community agencies

Community agencies

These organisations provide support for Deaf learners and those who are hard of hearing, as well as providing advice for teachers and families:

Hearing aids, loop systems and FM technology

Hearing aids, loop systems and FM technology

Systems consist of a microphone that transmits the wearer's voice wirelessly to a receiver in the child’s hearing aids and/or cochlear implants.

NZ books in NZSL

NZ books in NZSL

Many of the Ready to Read series are available as NZ Sign Language e-books.

Go to Instructional Series, then download from iTunes or GooglePlay.

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Source: Ministry of Education | Te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga

Source:
Ministry of Education | Te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga

NZ Sign Language resources

NZ Sign Language resources

Website

NZSL@School

Publisher: Combined Board of Trustees for van Asch & Kelston DEC

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Website

Thumbs Up! An introduction to New Zealand Sign Language

Publisher:

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Website

Learn NZSL

Publisher: NZSL Board

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Website

New Zealand Sign Language dictionary

Publisher: Deaf Studies Research Unit, Victoria University of

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Useful resources

Useful resources

Website

The cochlear implant school toolkit: Teachers

Publisher: KDH Research & Communication

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Website

Deaf Aotearoa's resources

Publisher: Deaf Aotearoa New Zealand | Tāngata Turi

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Next steps

More suggestions for implementing the strategy “Identify needs and how to provide support”:

Return to the guide “Deaf or hard of hearing students and learning”

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