Deafness and Additional Speech and Language Difficulties
Presented on Tuesday, 2nd May 2017 in Aberdeen
This day explored:
- The concept of Specific Language Impairment - what is known about this from a theoretical point of view; signs and symptoms.
- How SLI may present in children who are deaf, including those who communicate orally, through BSL and those using total communication.
- How children who are deaf are assessed to make a differential diagnosis of SLI.
- Supporting children who are deaf who also have a specific language impairment.
The format of the day included interactive teaching sessions which covered both theory and practise; practical activities; sharing of good practice and signposting to resources.
Course participants were invited to bring along a case study of a child who is deaf and who has/may have additional language difficulties.
Teachers of the Deaf and other professionals working with children who are deaf who have a good level of background knowledge with regards to hearing impairment and normal language development.
Lorna Gravenstede, Senior Lecturer, Mary Hare MA/PG Diploma Educational Studies (Hearing Impairment)