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Courses Calendar

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Teaching Assistants

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

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 pos... Read more >

November 17, 2017

Developing Imaginative Play

Children problem solve and see other people’s perspectives through playing ‘schools’ or ‘mums and dads’. In such activities, even very young children use their imaginations to contemplate different possibilities. When we reflect and pro... Read more >

November 14, 2017

TEACHING ASSISTANT CERTIFICATE - Supporting Deaf Children in the Early Years

First contact day - 26 September 2017 Second contact day - 11 December 2017 Who is this course for? This course has been developed for teaching assistants in the early years. It will provide content relevant to someone new to the position as well as extend under... Read more >

September 26, 2017

TEACHING ASSISTANT CERTIFICATE - Supporting Deaf Children in Primary School

First day - 19 September 2017 Second day - 12 December 2017 Component 2 of The Ear Foundations newly developed Certificate Programmes – Supporting Deaf Children in Primary School is offered to teaching assistants, CSW and support workers in the primary setti... Read more >

September 19, 2017

Knowing me, Knowing you: Understanding theory of mind in the primary years

Understanding what theory of mind is and why it is important is has become a hot topic for working with deaf children. This course will focus on the primary age years, with a brief overview of what theory of mind is and then into the resources, activities and ways tha... Read more >

November 28, 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

A Musical Approach to Developing Communication

Singing with families: to support language and communication development. A one day workshop, suitable for professionals supporting families who have children with hearing loss and/or language delay. Singing to infants is universal across cultures, yet most parent... Read more >

September 18, 2017

TEACHING ASSISTANT CERTIFICATE - Supporting Deaf Children at Secondary School

First Day - 25 September Second Day - 5 December Read more >

September 25, 2017

INTENSIVE TRAINING WEEK: Primary aged children - BIG Questions, FUNDAMENTAL Challenges and PRACTICAL Solutions

4 day intensive course.   Who? For professionals working with deaf children aged 4-11.  For professionals who want to journey together and stretch their thinking, and so deepening their understanding of what deaf children require to be able to reach... Read more >

October 2, 2017

Glue Ear: Minimal Hearing Loss Can Have Major Impact

5 facts on otitis media in children (glue ear) 80% of children will be affected by glue ear before they reach 10 years. When glue ear doesn’t resolve itself on its own, it may interfere with speech and language development, confidence, social skills, or... Read more >

November 3, 2017

Memory, Cognition and it's Impact on Learning in Children

Delivered by an educational psychologist, this is a one day workshop for teachers and speech and language therapists on children’s cognition and learning.   Suitable for professionals supporting children with hearing loss, or other language and communi... Read more >

December 1, 2017

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

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&rsquo... Read more >

June 30, 2017