Wednesday, 7 February 2018

Hearing-impaired children adapting to mainstream school at Mayflower Primary

Every canteen stall at Mayflower Primary School has icons and photos to indicate the food and drinks available and most of the vendors know some simple sign language.

The school has been making adjustments to its teaching and even canteen operations to cater for six Primary 1 pupils with hearing loss who joined this year. It is the first designated primary school for such students, and the entire school community spent the past few months preparing for their arrival.

The photos are meant as visual cue cards for the students with hearing loss, so they can order their food by pointing - although some vendors said they encountered teething issues on the first few days of school.

The hearing-impaired students have also been assigned two buddies each from upper primary to look after them during recess.

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