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.
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.