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SSC: Supporting and Developing Literacy for Deaf Learners using Different Phonic Approaches

SSC, Edinburgh
Scottish Sensory Centre (SSC)
16th April 2024
9:30am - 4:00pm

Visual Phonics and synthetic grapheme suitable for BSL users

This course will be of interest to Teachers of Deaf Children and Young People, Mainstream Teachers, and Speech and Language Therapists.

The focus will be on developing emergent literacy and preparing deaf pupils to learn phonics using the Visual Phonics and a synthetic grapheme approach for BSL users. The day will start by looking at the science behind phonics and why so many deaf learners can struggle in this area.

The early literacy skills that children need to acquire in preparation for learning phonics will be examined; why these are important and how they can be developed.

Visual Phonics will be explored allowing participants the opportunity to try out the visual cues before developing an understanding of how visual phonics can be developed in the classroom with the introduction of reading and writing.

A look at the synthetic grapheme approach will be demonstrated and examples on how this can be implemented.

NB: Participants will get a copy of the visual phonics cues for use in their own workplace, and a copy of the grapheme work schedule.

Light refreshment will be provided, please bring a packed lunch or there are options to purchase food locally.

Julie Rae, M.Ed (Deaf Learners) Teacher of the Deaf, Aberdeen, and
Dr Brian Shannan, Manager/Educational Audiologist Fife

Restrictions: 25 places only

Closing Date: 26th March 2024

If you wish to book a place on this course, please use the ePAY link (sustainable option):

Alternatively, if you need to be invoiced, please use this link to enter your details and finance contacts – a COPY of your Purchase Order is also required.