ANALYSIS AND EVALUATION OF AN INCLUSION EXPERIENCE FOR DEAF STUDENTS (EXPERIENCE OF LA ESCOLETA DE BELLATERRA)
At a time particularly troubled by the serious economic crisis in the country, which puts the support for educational inclusion at risk, this award-winning assesses ten years of experience in inclusive education to highlight its very positive and satisfactory assessment by all those involved: the students, hearing loss and not deaf, their families, and the professionals in the school and educational services.
In order to ensure the participation of hearing loss students in a standard environment and develop their skills, during school year 2001-2002 Escoleta de Bellaterra (Barcelona) started its experience of educational inclusion for hearing loss students, at that time with three hearing loss students.
A decade later, this Elementary and Primary School has fourteen hearing loss pupils and five classroom specialists (three hearing and language teachers and two speech therapists).
The school’s educational performance is characterised by the great specific significance given to the development of oral language in a multidisciplinary manner for students with hearing loss, without losing sight of the final goal of student education.
With an individualised plan for hearing loss students, the most remarkable aspect is that tutors are responsible for all their students, including those who are deaf, and for monitoring their syllabus, which is the basis for student inclusion.
For your bibliography: Adrian et al. (2012): “Analysis and assessment of an inclusion experience for hearing loss students (Experience of Bellaterra)”. FIAPAS Journal, January-March 2014, No. 148, FIAPAS Supplement.