University of Edinburgh

Preparing Deaf Students for Exams and Leaving School

Presented on Thursday, 7 October 2010


Preparing deaf students for exams can be challenging. Part of this involves students developing good independent study skills. For some deaf students that need additional support in taking exams we need to have a good working knowledge of the SQA guidelines. Leading on from examinations, preparing deaf young people to leave school and move on to college is the next major transition. There were presenters from colleges and deaf students themselves with ideas and advice. We also covered the transition from paediatric to adult audiology services.

Target Audience: Teachers, Parents and all those working and supporting deaf young people in secondary schools.

Presenters: Carole Torrance, CPD Co-ordinator, Scottish Sensory Centre
Ruby Davidson, Dalziel High School
Rachel O'Neill, Scottish Sensory Centre
Jeanette Gillies, Motherwell College
Nancy Newton, Educational Audiologist, NHS Lothian
Annette Foulcer/Patricia McDonald, SQA
Fil McIntyre, Assistive Technology Development Officer, BRITE Centre, Stevenson College
Bea Webster, current student
Glen Hodgkinson, current student