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