SSC Bulletin 27: January 2016
Sharing information with everyone who is involved in the education of deaf children, deafblind children and visually impaired children and young people, the young people themselves and their families.
Alison’s successor was appointed in December 2015, Diane McLellan. Diane previously worked with RNIB Scotland’s Transcription Centre as Senior Transcription Officer. Alison and Diane began the handover process last week. We welcome Diane to the SSC team and look forward to working with her.
SSC is a national centre funded by the Scottish Government (Learning Directorate, Support and Wellbeing) based at the University of Edinburgh.
Coming up ...
Friday, 22nd January 2016
Friday, 5th February 2016
Thursday, 18th February, 2016
Thursday, 25th February, 2016
Friday, 11th March 2016
Monday, 14th & Tuesday, 15th March 2016
Tuesday, 26th April 2016
SSC Unified English Braille Competency Courses
Applications for 1st April 2015 are now being accepted. Please submit applications no later than 5th March.
“In Other News ...”
Create a more inclusive world: Rehabilitation International (RI) World conference
Getting To Know GIRFEC BSL Series
National Advisory Group, BSL Act
Youth National Advisory Group (YNAG) Information Day for Young Deaf People
NDCS Weekend for Families with Deaf Children aged 0-2, Edinburgh
Rehabilitative Audiology course
Deafness & Autism Research project
Would you like to help make autism assessments better for deaf children? A research project want to make autism assessments better for deaf children so that families can be offered the best help, support and advice. They are looking for families with children aged 2-18 years old in the following groups:
If you know a family which would be interested in getting involved, please contact Helen Phillips for more information:
Visual Impairment Issues
Guide to your child’s eyes
International conference on Sensory issues and Disability 2016 - program
As I See it Podcast
Web and Resources News
Lately we have been keeping up with the new books coming from the American Foundation for the Blind including the newest offering from Gordon Dutton (with Amanda Hall Lueck) Vision and the brain. We have also bought ECC essentials which addresses the additional curriculum elements that visually impaired children have to learn in order to live independent lives and Reading connections offers a holistic approach to teaching reading to children with visual impairments.
Dominic Everett, RNIB Scotland has written Sharing your journey: a guide for parents of children who are blind or partially sighted which is a general guide to the journey a child with sight loss may take. Gives information on medical issues, entitlements, education, independence and careers.
We also have a new tool designed to help identify how children are progressing with their speech, language and communication, Speech, language and communication progression tool: age 3 was made to be used by non speech and language therapists such as teachers and early years practitioners.
To coincide with our course in March we have just purchased Karin Schamroth’s book SmiLE Therapy: Functional communication and social skills for deaf students and students with special needs.
Congenital Cytomegalovirus and Deafness factsheet
Tip: Remember to check the journal articles database when searching for information.
New library items are available to browse on the website: http://www.ssc.education.ed.ac.uk/library/list.html
All of these items and many more are available from the SSC Library contact Sheila Mackenzie (0131 651 6069 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
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