Ontario Ministry of Education - Provincial Schools Branch: Robarts School for the Deaf

By: Robarts School  09-12-2011
Keywords: Speech Language Pathology, Development Of Children, Pathology Services

The Robarts School for the Deaf provides services by professionals for a variety of needs. Examples are clinical psychologist, social worker, speech and language pathologist, student health services and ASL interpreters.

Clinical Psychologist

Social Worker

The school social worker is available to provide support to parents and counselling to students in the home visiting, day or residential programs. As part of the Mental Health Team, the social worker works in collaboration with teachers, residence counsellors, the school psychologist, and health services staff. Parents and students may also ask for help to complete government forms and access community programs.

Consultation to families receiving services in community schools, committees and agencies may also be accessed.

Speech Language Pathology Services

Speech language pathology services at Robarts School for the Deaf include assessment of Spoken English skills and language development of children enrolled at Robarts School as well as in the Preschool Home Visiting Program. Speech-language assessments of school-aged Deaf or Hard of Hearing children in the community is also provided upon referral. If it has been determined that a student would benefit from speech training, then the speech-language pathologist can provide assessment and therapy recommendations to the Spoken English teacher, who will provide individual or small group activities to enhance listening, speechreading, and speech production skills for enrolled students.

Student Health Services

American Sign Language Interpreting

ASL interpreters are available for Deaf and hearing staff or administrators during on-campus meetings with parents, other professionals, or the general public. ASL interpreters are also available for students who are enrolled in courses offered by John Paul II Secondary School.

Keywords: Development Of Children, Language Pathology Services, Pathology Services, Preschool Home, Speech Language Pathology, Speech Language Pathology Services,