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Courses Calendar

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Teachers of the Deaf

Words are not enough: the development of pragmatic communication skills and theory of mind

Jack turns over his boiled egg and says “look Mummy, I didn’t eat it!” Chloe hides behind the sofa and her Daddy starts the “Where’s Chloe gone” routine Both of these scenarios show children who are developing key concepts in Th... Read more >

June 26, 2017

Children with Cochlear Implants: Slow to Progress

Although the outcomes for cochlear implantation in terms of speech perception, production and spoken language development have surpassed expectations, there are significant numbers of children who do not do as well as expected. Research indicates that up to 40% of the... Read more >

June 19, 2017

Speech Acoustics: Plain English

  Good speech production is an achievable goal for many hearing impaired children but we need to know that their technology, hearing aids or cochlear implants, is giving them good access to the speech frequencies. This course will look at developing your unde... Read more >

May 16, 2017

INTENSIVE TRAINING WEEK: Early Intervention: Develop Listening and Spoken Language

  Want an opportunity to develop your skills for working with young children, or seeking AG Bell Certification in Auditory Verbal Therapy? Looking for approved hours of professional learning? This course is for you. (30 AG Bell CEUs) Often, auditory lear... Read more >

May 15, 2017

Complex language development for children with hearing loss

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 comple... Read more >

May 8, 2017

Assessments, Better Targets, Better Teaching & Therapy

Thank you for a very inspiring day. I thoroughly enjoyed it, with practical suggestions for both reflective and improving practice” Anne-Marie, SALT Lincs Returning by popular demand a one day conference for Teachers of the Deaf and Speech & Language Thera... Read more >

May 19, 2017

smiLE Therapy: Stage 1 training

Course suitable for:  ·         Teachers and Speech & Language Therapists working with pupils with CI or hearing aids in mainstream, resource base and deaf school settings at primary, secondary and post-16 prov... Read more >

May 12, 2017

Counselling, coaching and collaborating: A 2 day course on developing skills for a family centred approach

18 and 19 April 2017 Family centred practice is key to successful outcomes. Families report that positive experiences with professionals from education and health can help them to fully understand their child’s challenges and strengths. When interactions feel ... Read more >

April 18, 2017

Babies and Toddlers with Cochlear Implants: A Sound Start

More and more children are receiving implants in the first year of life. This day will explore the assessment and management issues for teachers and therapists when supporting deaf babies and toddlers with cochlear implants and their families. It will also explore mod... Read more >

May 3, 2017

LEGO Therapy

By providing a joint interest and goal, LEGO® building can become a medium for social development such as sharing, turn-taking, communication, listening, making eye-contact, and following social rules. During a Bricks for Autism Training Day Dr Gina Gomez de la ... Read more >

May 5, 2017

Developing Language and Literacy in the Early Years

Children begin the process of becoming literate from birth well before they begin formal education. These early years are a critical time for developing strong language skills alongside laying foundations for learning to read and write. This workshop will focus on ide... Read more >

June 5, 2017

Complex Needs Week

You are welcome to join us for individual days, £100, or join us for all four days for £300 Do you work with deaf children who have additional needs? Want to learn more on what deaf children with complex needs require to be best supported by teachers of ... Read more >

June 12, 2017

Early Intervention Conference: Getting it right 0 – 5 years

Together we make a difference The Ear Foundation UK in partnership with A G Bell USA   An early intervention conference for those supporting children with hearing loss and their families. Professionals who are knowledgeable, skilled and passionate enable ch... Read more >

October 20, 2017

Assessing Children's Narrative Skills: Implications for Social and Academic Success - with Carol Westby

We are thrilled that Dr Carol Westby will be with us from the US to deliver this exciting one day course. Fictional narrative language skills in the elementary grades predict how well children do on academic tasks in later school years. Increasing attention has been... Read more >

July 14, 2017

Play – the Carol Westby way

Carol Westby has been synonymous with play for years and many university courses have been based on her play scale. We’re thrilled to welcome her back to the UK for this very special event. Often children with speech, language and communication difficulties ar... Read more >

July 12, 2017