Presented in December 2005
This presentation provided a mixture of theory, practical exercises and discussion.
The day provided invaluable information and insights to Teachers of Deaf Children, Speech and Language Therapists and other professionals involved with deaf children in the context of lip/speechreading.
Presenters: Mary Dowell, SSC & St Vincent’s School for the
Fiona Jarvis, Clinical Lead, Speech and Language Therapist in Hearing Impaired and Dual Sensory Impairment, Greater Glasgow NHS Trust, Yorkhill Division
Mary McDevitt, Level III Lipspeaker and trainer, Deaf Action and colleague
10.20 am Introduction Mary Dowell
10.30 am A Mixture of theoretical and practical issues associated with Lipreading including:
the value of collaborative working;
- the link between Lipreading, reading, writing and spelling;
- early development
- the relevance of Phonics to deaf children;
- a look at factors which help or hinder Lipreading;
- running a structured course in Lipreading skills which will fulfil the requirements of the SQA module in Lipreading at Intermediate I level;
- what does a Lipspeaker do?
- Code of Practice and confidentiality issues
- 3.15 pm Course evaluation and close
interactive group exercises.
1.45 pm Lipspeaking within an educational setting, including:
who will use a Lipspeaker?
Lipspeaking in the classroom context
demonstration of Lipspeaking