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Child new to the UK? The challenges and solutions of supporting new arrivals with hearing loss


June 30, 2017

Time09.30 to 16.00
Duration1 day
VenueThe Ear Foundation, Nottingham, UK
TicketsStandard Professional : £40.00

One day conference for only £40... with Dr Lesley Jones – experienced lecturer and researcher in deafness who examines inequalities in health and ethnicity. With a packed programme looking at language, culture and practical support – there’s something for supporting children 0 -18 

Research shows us, successful outcomes are based on early access to appropriately fitted technology, engaged families and knowledgeable professionals.


So how do we make this happen for new arrivals to the UK?


This new one day conference explores the issues, offers practical solutions and resources. For anyone supporting children with hearing loss new to the UK and their families: learn ways to support them to navigate the system, develop language and integrate to achieve at school.  A multi-professional day, hear from researchers and experienced frontline staff. We’ll examine ways to adapt existing assessments, to measure outcomes and start to build an assessment pack for children newly arrived to the UK. Well hear what works .....and what we can learn from. You’ll leave with a deeper understanding of cultural competence and some practical ideas to support new arrivals with hearing loss to the UK.



Describe the challenges of supporting children with hearing loss new to the UK

Recall 3 facts about learning a new language

Recognise the emotional impact on families


An assessment pack for children newly arrived to the country


Identify cultural competence in your practice


Write 3 actions to put into practice, short, medium and long term

Acquire new resources and ways to measure outcomes

Programme (subject to change): Programme.pdf

Dr Lesley Jones

Dr. Lesley Jones is an honorary senior lecturer at HullYork Medical School and independent researcher . She has worked both internationally and nationally on medical education and deafness and inequalities in health and ethnicity ,in Australia and Denmark as well as other European Union member states. Her experience is in teaching and research including residential courses and the mentoring and support of post graduate students particularly clinicians in the field of palliative care . Lesley has published widely in social science and reviews for peer reviewed journals in her field.
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