University of Edinburgh

Supporting Deaf Pupils with Additional Learning Needs

Presented on Tuesday, 18 January 2011


Many children and young people with additional and complex needs also have a hearing loss. This hearing loss may be seen as a lesser need and given less attention and support. Aiding and supporting children with additional and complex needs can be challenging but the rewards for the child can be amazing. Come along and find out more about what we can do to improve the listening quality and skills for this group of children and young people. This will include an overview of the NDCS survey of children with complex needs; deafness and autism and deafness and Down's Syndrome. Participants are also invited to nominate other conditions they would like Wendy to discuss (please attach to the application form).

Target Audience: Teachers, parents and all those working with children who have a hearing loss as well as additional learning needs.

Presenters: Wendy McCracken, Lecturer in Deaf Education, University of Manchester
Carole Torrance, Deaf Education CPD Organiser, Scottish Sensory Centre


10.20 am Welcome and Introduction to the day, Carole Torrance