HC Deb 27 July 1967 vol 751 cc188-9W
42. Mr. Charles Morrison

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what special provision is made for the education of children with speech and hearing disorders; and what improvements on the existing provision are planned.

Mrs. Shirley Williams

Special schools and classes are provided for children with impaired hearing and separately for children with speech defects not caused by deafness. Teachers of the deaf or speech therapists, as appropriate, help children with these disabilities also in regular clases of ordinary schools. An enlargement of Moor House School for children with severe speech defects is planned and a residential school for non-communicating children is expected to open in the near future in Manchester.