SSC Bulletin 26: March 2015
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.
Medical Information on Visually Impairing Conditions
Early years working groups
Please contact us if you would like more information about any of these developments. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
SSC is a national centre funded by the Scottish Government (Learning Directorate, Support and Wellbeing) and the University of Edinburgh.
There are lots of courses still to come this session:
Already we have one course set for next session:
SSC Unified English Braille Competency Courses
Contracted: enrolment for 1st April intake has been completed.
Uncontracted: enrolment for this three month course can be started at the beginning of any month.
“In Other News ...”
MoLLVIS (Mobile Language Learning for Visually Impaired Students) Project
Inquiry into attainment of school pupils with a sensory impairment - Call for views
CIS Course: An Introduction to Bilateral Integration (Andy Dalziell)
Web and Resources News
Following on from our course last year and the Film Night in January, we have purchased the Connected baby DVDs and the booklet: Sabre tooth tigers and teddy bears: the connected baby guide to understanding attachment.
We now have a few more language assessments: Dorset Assessment of Syntactic Structures (DASS) is a screening assessment of speech based on STASS but developed to be used with older children and adults; Renfrew language scales: Word finding vocabulary test is a simple test to assess young children's vocabulary; Renfrew language scales: Bus story test: a test of narrative speech ascertains the ability give a coherent description of a continuous series of events; Derbyshire Language Scheme is an intervention programme which targets early language skills.
There is an update to the NDCS Acoustics toolkit now available online: http://www.ndcs.org.uk/acoustics
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 email@example.com).
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