BATOD
The British Association of Teachers of the Deaf
Promoting Excellence in Deaf Education

Annual Conference - Communicating - Stronger Together 19 March 2011

Photo album from the ConferenceArnold Underwood was present with his camera again to make a photographic record and provide some shots for the BATOD Magazine which will appear in May with a collection of articles from the workshops and presentations.
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National Year of CommunicationAn article published in SEN Magazine in May 2010. Antia Kerwin-Ne discusses a bold new initiative to put children's speech, language and communication issues frimly on the political map. The Communication Trust has been tasked by Jean Gross, the Communication Champion appointed by the Government to deliver an awareness campaign ensuring that the ability to communicate is embedded in the national psyche as a fundemental human right, on the same level as helping people to read, write and be healthy.
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35th Annual General Meeting of BATOD - AgendaAgenda for the 35th Annual General Meeting of BATOD to be held on Saturday 19 March 2011, 13.30 -14.00 at the Newcastle Marriott Hotel, Metro Centre, Gateshead NE11 9XF.
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What resources workshopFolder containing the abstract submitted by ToDs explaining what resources they will bring along to share.
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Unplugged and Tuned inCochlear Europe have arranged for Richard reed to join us at the Conference. Richard will perform a lively lunchtime symposium.
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Workshop contentSynopsis of the content of the workshops which are offered to delegates by various presenters. There will be two workshop sessions during the course of the conference.
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Bercow ReportA Review of Services for Children and Young People (0–19) with Speech, Language and Communication Needs
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From Bercow to HelloWendy Lee wrote this article for the January 2011 BATOD Magazine. Hello is run by The Communication Trust, a coalition of 39 leading voluntary sector organisations, in partnership with Jean Gross, the Government’s Communication Champion. The campaign aims to make communication for all children and young people a priority in homes and schools across the UK so that they can live life to the full, and it is backed by the Department for Education and supported by BT. Wendy advocates Teachers of the Deaf involvement inthe campaign - which this conference has as its theme.
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Better Communication Action Plan Better Communication: an action plan to improve services for children and young people with speech, language and communication needs. Creating an environment in which every child develops effective speech, language and communication skills and those with SLCN have the best opportunity to succeed is a challenge for everyone working with children and young people from speech and language therapists to early years practitioners and from health visitors to teachers and parents. This is a plan to improve understanding across the whole children’s workforce of the importance of speech, language and communication. Support for children with SLCN will be further embedded into universal services, including through Every Child a Talker and the Child Health Promotion Programme.
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Minutes of 34th Annual General Meeting of BATODMinutes of 34th Annual General Meeting of BATOD held in London 2010 confirmed during the 2011 AGM.
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Keynote presentation by Jean Gross, Communication ChampionJean Gross delivered a powerful keynote speech explaining how the National Year of Communication is being celebrated by the Hello Campaign. She outlined the evidence for the successful development of good communciation skills providing ToDs with strong evidence supports much of the work that we do. The large PowerPoint presentation may be used in when speaking to colleagues and in meetings where information about the National Year of Communication is being shared. An article about this speech will appear in the BATOD May 2011 Magazine.
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