The National Association of Australian Teachers of the Deaf, known as NAATD, has been a professional body for Teachers of the Deaf since 1935. We currently represent over 300 Teachers of the Deaf throughout Australia and potentially we could include all Teachers of the Deaf within Australia.
The role of the Teacher of the Deaf varies throughout the world. The integral focus of their work however is to support the education of children and students who are deaf or hard of hearing and their families.
As Teachers of the Deaf we work in a variety of educational settings such as Schools for the Deaf, support unit classrooms, early intervention programs and as Itinerant Teachers of the Deaf who visit children and students who are deaf or hard of hearing in their local schools.