University of Edinburgh

'Deaf Plus': a look at the learning implications of additional difficulties

Friday 24 February 2006


On this day, research on the incidence of physical and learning disabilities among deaf children was explored, with particular reference to specific syndromes, illnesses and conditions which can affect learning.

The day also provided a consideration of practical strategies and resources available to assist Teachers of the Deaf in maximising the learning potential of pupils with Downs Syndrome and Autism.

Dr Jackie Grigor, Consultant Paediatrician (retired), Edinburgh Sick Children’s Hospital
Marian Grimes, Research Associate, Moray House School of Education, University of Edinburgh Cecilie McKinnon, Curriculum Development Officer, Down’s Syndrome Scotland
De-arne Short and Karen Dale, Donaldson’s College for the Deaf, Edinburgh


10.15 am Introduction - Mary Dowell

10.20 am 'Additional Difficulties': questioning the concept, looking at what we know and exploring implications for professionals. -