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Deaf Children with Additional Complex Needs


March 25, 2015

Time10:00 to 16:00
Duration1 day
VenueThe Ear Foundation, Nottingham
TicketsStandard : £85.00
Second Ticket : £10.00

How can deaf children, with complex needs be supported and what is the role of the Teacher of the Deaf in special educational settings? 

It is estimated that up to 40% of deaf children will have additional needs which may impact on their ability to learn. This course, for professionals who support children with additional and complex disabilities, will focus on the challenges and the opportunities of working with this diverse population; we will explore the issues around fitting complex children with hearing technologies, supporting children in the special school setting and using audition to enhance communication. It will be of particular use to all professionals working in special school settings.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explore  the current research and practice  in the audiological management of complex children
  • Understand the issues around the audiological and communication assessment of complex children
  • Recognise the impact on the family
  • Explore good practice around supporting deaf children with complex needs in special educational settings.
  • Implements a framework for considering the communication needs of deaf children with complex needs

"The content of this day has provided me with some real nuggets that I will use in my clinics"

"I liked the interactive nature of the talks, overall a very useful and enjoyable day"

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