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2 DAY COURSE An introduction to working with children with hearing loss: for Speech and Language Therapists

Date

January 10, 2019

Time09.30 to 16.00
Duration2 days
VenueThe Isobel Centre, Linden Lodge School, London, SW19 6JB
TicketsStandard Professional : £150.00
 
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Research shows hearing loss impacts children’s ability to develop speech and language, social skills and social understanding.

Along with the 45,000 children with permanent hearing loss in the UK, many more will have a temporary hearing loss because of glue ear. Studies show at any time, as many as 1 in 4 two-year olds have hearing loss because of glue ear and 80% of children will be affected by the time they’re 10.

Are you a Speech and Language therapist who needs to know more about hearing loss to support children on your caseload?

With pre-course tasks, hands-on experience, video tutorials and a range of case studies this two-day workshop provides knowledge and experience. Leave feeling confident you can really make a difference for children with hearing loss.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • Describe how to read an audiogram and interpret audiology reports
  • Discuss the impact of hearing loss on child development
  • Recall how to check hearing technology is working
  • Compare ways to works collaboratively with Teachers of the Deaf
  • Describe communication modes and communication approaches used for children with hearing loss
  • Plan appropriate assessment and therapy sessions for 5 children with hearing loss

WHO IS IT SUITABLE FOR?

Suitable for Speech and Language Therapists working with children 0 – 16, including those with additional and complex needs.

A BIT ABOUT ITS CREATOR

At The Ear Foundation, we eat, sleep and breath hearing loss, so I guess we know a little bit about it - and as a team, we tick the boxes for speech and language therapist, teacher of the deaf and audiologist. So, we pulled our heads together and came up with a two day programme that’s informative, interactive and hopefully a little bit fun.

Presenter wise – this time it’s me, Lyndsey Allen. I’ve been a Speech and Language Therapist for a very long time, working across the age range and in all types of educational setting. I’m also an Auditory Verbal Therapist, educator and mentor to professionals around the globe.

“This  was one of the best courses I have been on. It was pitched perfectly for  therapists and I think gave them confidence and competence for their new role.It was great to have audiology stuff explained in a more accessible way"

 

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