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SSC Webinar: The Journal Club ‘Deaf children and young people’

Scottish Sensory Centre (SSC)
9th March 2022
4:00pm - 5:00pm

The Journal Club is aimed at deaf and hearing professionals who are interested in deafness, with education and early years the primary focus. You will be based in the UK or the Republic of Ireland. You may be a Masters or PhD student, or a professional with a postgraduate qualification, working with deaf children or a research student in a related field, interested in further study. Your interests might be deaf education, deaf children, speech and language therapy, audiology, and/or Deaf Studies.

This Journal Club will meet once or twice a term. Each session will have two leaders who will facilitate the discussions in the main room and break out groups. Reading articles will either be articles in Deafness & Education International or otherwise open access. This is the third meeting of the Journal Club (the first meeting was in June 2021). Details of the reading are below. All attendees are required to read the article in advance at least twice and write down questions you are interested in following up.

Hoffmeister, Robert; Henner, Jon; Caldwell-Harris, Catherine; Novogrodsky, Rama. (2022) Deaf Children’s ASL Vocabulary and ASL Syntax Knowledge Supports English KnowledgeThe Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, Volume 27, Issue 1, Pages 37–47.


  • Provide a safe and respected space for professionals with less experience to enhance their critical evaluation skills.
  • Provide a platform to discuss what the research means to our practice and how it can impact our work.
  • Develop a network of research-active or research-engaged peers to discuss current and future research ideas in deafness, from birth to adulthood.

Session leader: Patrick Rosenburg is a qualified deaf teacher of the deaf working at University College London as a post doctoral researcher. He is interested in understanding more about the interdependent relationship between signed language and spoken language through different modalities. Patrick is currently funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) to continue his studies on language comprehension skills in deaf children. He will be working on translating an American Sign Language (ASL) assessment task that measures deaf children’s comprehension skills in ASL into British Sign Language (BSL).

Restrictions: 12 places only

Closing date: 8th March 2022