VDEI Directory of Educational Services for Students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing in Victoria

Below is an interactive map of the VDEI Educational Services Directory.

Use this map to find your closest educational service for students who are deaf or hard of hearing in Victoria.

The directory includes the following educational service categories -

  • Early intervention and early childhood services
  • Specialist schools for the deaf
  • Government school with deaf facilities
  • Independent school with deaf facilities

The VDEI Educational Services Directory is also available to download

VDEI Educational Services Directory

Visiting teacher service

Information taken from the Department of Education and Training's website

https://www.education.vic.gov.au/school/teachers/learningneeds/Pages/visiting-teachers.aspx

Visiting Teachers are specialist teachers with expertise and experience in specific disabilities and impairments. They give schools and teachers guidance in supporting engagement and participation of students with disabilities and additional needs.

They work in the areas of:

  • physical disability
  • health impairment
  • hearing loss
  • vision impairment
  • autism

The role of visiting teachers

Visiting Teachers work to:

  • promote and support inclusion in schools
  • build capacity of teachers to provide for their students with disabilities and additional needs
  • help teachers make adjustments to the curriculum and learning environment, including special provision for VCE.
  • help teachers create individual plans and recognise the unique needs for each student
  • monitor and report on student progress
  • provide information and professional learning about disability and how disabilities may affect a student's learning
  • participate in student support group meeting if requested
  • give advice and reports for applications, if necessary.

Eligibility for the visiting teacher service

For a school to be eligible for the support of a Visiting Teacher, there are a range of criteria relating to the student's disability that must be met.

For Hearing loss

The hearing loss must be confirmed by a current audiogram and audiologist report. There are some additional factors that may affect the level of support provided. These include:

  • degree and type of hearing loss
  • age of the student at diagnosis
  • effect of the hearing loss on the student's acquisition of speech and language, academic performance and social/emotional wellbeing
  • requirements and success of audiological management.

To find out more about the Visiting Teacher Service

Who to contact?

Your first point of contact for help, questions or feedback is your school or early childhood service. If you require additional information your local regional office will be able to assist.

 

North Eastern Victoria Region

General enquiries:

Phone: 1300 333 231

Email: nevr@edumail.vic.gov.au

Office locations: Benalla, Glen Waverley, Seymour, Shepparton, Wangaratta and Wodonga

 

South Eastern Victoria Region

General enquiries:

Phone: 1300 338 738

Email: sevr@edumail.vic.gov.au

Office locations: Cheltenham, Dandenong, Frankston, Leongatha, Moe, Sale and Warragul

 

North Western Victoria Region

General enquiries:

Phone: 1300 338 691

Email: nwvr@edumail.vic.gov.au

Office locations: Bendigo, Coburg, Greensborough, Mildura and Swan Hill

 

South Western Victoria Region

General enquiries:

Phone: 1300 333 232

Email: swvr@edumail.vic.gov.au

Office locations: Ararat, Ballarat, Footscray, Geelong, Horsham, Keilor and Warrnambool

 

Further information

Support at school for hearing loss

Hearing loss – Information for parents

Extra support from specialist staff