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Complex language development for children with hearing loss


May 8, 2017

Time09.30 to 1600
Duration1 day
VenueThe Ear Foundation, Nottingham, UK
TicketsStandard Professional : £85.00

Are we limiting children’s language by the language we use?

“Amy uses simple sentences; she can talk about what she’s done and what she wants. But she is really struggling to keep up in class”

This course will look at how you develop complex language skills in 4 areas.

  1. Language structure -Focusing on verb tenses and clauses – learn to analyse a child’s language sample and practical ways to support skill development
  2. Higher level language functions – the curriculum requires children to describe, predict, argue, hypothesis and negotiate. What language do you need to be able to do this?
  3. Understanding inference – much of what we require children to understand in text is inferred. Yet, as we ‘want them to understand’ we often don’t use this type of verbal language with children who have a hearing loss. Understand how we need to start developing this with very young children and recognize opportunities for children you support.
  4. Understanding non-literal language – “Her head was spinning from all the new information” We hope your head doesn’t actually spin, but you will understand how language is ‘littered’ with non-literal meanings.

Full of case studies and video clips. This day will leave you with many new ideas for the children you support. 


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