University of Edinburgh

The Transition Processes for Young Deaf People

Presented on Wednesday 11 November 2009


The Additional Support for Learning (ASL) Act, 2004 legislates for a more joined up approach to educational transition planning to allow deaf young people to have a smooth, well thought out experience. This course focused on good practice in the area of transition planning at all stages (nursery to primary, primary to secondary, secondary to work, training or further study), including an explanation of how schools and the RNID can support young deaf people leaving schools, colleges or university looking for work or training opportunities.

Target Audience: Teachers, Parents and all those working with deaf young people at the transition stages.

Presenters: Carole Torrance, Scottish Sensory Centre
Marion Reid, Manager, Sensory Support Service, Fife
Julie-Anne Leggate, Employment Adviser, RNID Scotland
Billy Docherty, Transition Co-ordinator, Donaldson's, Linlithgow
Carol Binnie, Depute Headteacher, Donaldson's, Linlithgow
Nancy Newton, Educational Audiologist, Edinburgh & Lothians