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PORTUGAL 2 DAY COURSE, AG BELL ACCREDITED Children with hearing loss: Developing listening, language and literacy in the early years

Date

December 14, 2018

Time09.30 to 16.00
Duration2 days
VenueHealth School of University of Aveiro, Building 30, 3810-193 - Aveiro, PORTUGAL
TicketsStandard Ticket : £106.00
 
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A two day workshop with Professor Connie Mayer, Lyndsey Allen, Pedro Bras da Silva and Isabel Monterio for professionals supporting young children with hearing loss. We’ll watch a live therapy session and use it for reflective discussion and get hands on with lots of therapy activities.

Join us for this evidence-based programme filled with practical tips to really change your practice.

14 AG BELL CEU'S

LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • Recall the latest research on outcomes for children with hearing loss
  • Describe 3 conditions needed for spoken language development
  • Generate language in appropriate quality and quantity for an activity
  • Observe auditory verbal techniques and strategies to make the most of listening and support language development
  • Contrast strategies for developing literacy in the early years

 

COURSE OUTLINE

Interactive workshop, presenter led with small group activities and whole group discussion

 

A BIT ABOUT ITS CREATOR LYNDSEY ALLEN

Educator, mentor, therapist

Training to become an auditory verbal therapist taught me a lot. But watching children play and problem solve has taught me more.  As a speech and language therapist, I’ve supported children across all types of educational settings and using all types of hearing technology. My current passions are speech acoustics (I never thought I’d say that), cognition and play. I’m director of services at an amazing charity, The Ear Foundation where we improve the lives of adults and children with hearing loss. I’ve published some stuff and get to travel round the world presenting and training professionals in the field of hearing loss. In my spare time, I’m mother to a toddler and step-mother to 3 (yes 3) wonderful crazy kids.

A BIT ABOUT ITS CREATOR CONNIE MAYER

Educator, professor, researcher

For the past 40 years I have had the privilege of working with many deaf children, their families, and the teachers and professional who support them. As a teacher I have worked with deaf children of all ages, in all educational settings, using a range of communication approaches and types of hearing technologies. Now I’m a Professor at a university in Canada teaching others to work with deaf children.  Thinking about how deaf children develop cognition, language and literacy (in more than one language!) has been the focus of my research and writing for many years. I have written a book and many articles on these topics. I have also been lucky enough to travel around the world giving talks, presentations and workshops. In my life away from work, I have three grown up children and two grandchildren – with another one on the way!

A BIT ABOUT ITS CREATOR PEDRO BRAS DA SILVA

I’ve been a Speech and Language Therapist for 18 years, almost always with babies, children and adolescents who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing (D/HH). More recently, I also started to intervene with adults and elderly users of hearing technology. I’m also involved in the training of future Speech Therapists and Audiologists in Portugal. I’m passionate about the field of hearing loss, helping families  makes me thankful I chose this profession. I’m in the process of completing my Certification in LSLSTM cert. AVT from AGBell Academy, a journey of enormous learning full of inspiring people. Whenever there is enough time, I love going for walks on the beach with my wife and two daughters, having dinner with my friends, doing some exercise and riding my motorcycle!

A BIT ABOUT ITS CREATOR ISABEL MONTERIO

Therapist, teacher and clinical supervisor

I’m Isabel Monteiro, a portuguese speech and language therapists who loves to work with families of children with hearing loss. I chose to become an SLT because a group of 10 little girls that I met during my first summer job in a holiday camp! I fell in love with them and found my mission: to help them to listen better and talk!

During my first year of work I had the privilege of knowing Ayala Manolson and her programme  - it takes two to talk - and therefore working with families has become easier. Finding Warren Estabrooks at the end of ten years of clinical practice completely changed the way I work with children with hearing loss. I also discovered my passion for technological advances in hearing implants.

 

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