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last updated Mon 11 Feb 13

Team Support

Types of Support Offered

The Specialist Resource Teachers: Visual Communication, Deaf Culture, New Zealand Sign Language are members of the Centre’s Specialist Resource Team.  The Specialist Resource Team provide support for deaf and hearing impaired students in regional settings, their families and the professionals who support them.  

The Specialist Resource Teachers: Visual Communication, New Zealand Sign Language, Deaf Culture, offer support in the following areas:

Preschool courses
• Communication modes
• Visual communication strategies to support spoken language
• Basic New Zealand Sign Language
• Introduction to Deaf Culture

Parent/caregiver support
• Visual Communication strategies to support spoken language
• Discussion of child's progress
• Introduction to Deaf Culture

• New Zealand Sign Language
• Communication modes

Teacher Support
• Inservice courses on New Zealand Sign Language, Visual Communication, Deaf Culture
• Classroom visits talking to students about deaf Culture, Visual Communication strategies
• Discussions around student progress and goal setting in Visual Communication and New Zealand Sign Language
• Visual Communication and New Zealand Sign Language teaching strategies and resource support
• Assistance in self-appraisal through discussion and observation
• Ideas and resources for incorporating Deaf Culture and Deaf Identity into the New Zealand Curriculum

Assessment and/or Placement Visits
Assessment and recommendations on Visual Communication and New Zealand Sign Language for students of all ages.

Meet the Visual Communication and NZSL/Deaf Studies Team


Anita Boon - Specialist Resource Teacher - Visual Communication
aboon@vanasch.school.nz

Paul Buzzard - Deaf Resource Co- ordinator - Language and Culture
pbuzzard@vanasch.school.nz

Nirvana May - Deaf Resource Teacher
nmay@vanasch.school.nz