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Understanding the needs of children and young people with deafness - Day 1

Date
Mon 17 09 2018 09:30 - 15:30
Location

Description

Following a successful first presentation in September 2017, NatSIP, working with NDCS and London Borough of Tower Hamlets Sensory Service, is pleased to offer a second presentaiton of its new two-day interactive training course: Understanding the needs of children and young people with deafness

Day 1:
Day 2:
Monday 17 September 2018
Tuesday 18 September 2018
Time: 09:30 - 15:30
Venue:

Hamilton House
Mabledon Place
London
WC1H 9BD

 

This two‐day training course is for teaching assistants and other education professionals new to working with learners with deafness.

Most children with deafness (which includes all degrees of hearing loss) are educated within a mainstream settng, many with the support of a learning or communicatoon assistant. This course will provide a basic understanding of the causes and impact of deafness. It explores the role of providing support, and covers different support methods that can be used. It will improve knowledge of hearing technology and listening conditions, and help develop practical strategies to ensure the child you support achieves his or her potential in listening, learning and communicating.

Presenters:

  • Tina Wakefield, Education Consultant, National Deaf Children's Society/The Ear Foundation
  • Jen Nicholson, Head of Sensory Support Service, London Borough of Tower Hamlets

Cost:
Cost for the two‐day course including refreshments and lunch each day: £100/delegate, discounted to £50/delegate for NatSIP‐affiliated organisations

Course content:

  • An understanding of the basic causes and impact of deafness
  • The latest hearing technology: cochlear implants, hearings aids, BAHA, radio aids and other hearing technologies
  • Strategies for improving learning conditions
  • Developing techniques and strategies for supporting communication and access to the curriculum in the classroom
  • Reviewing your role in providing support
  • Developing social and emotional interaction
  • Partnership working and the voice of the child
  • Literacy and working memory

Available documents:

The following documents are available: