- Thursday, 8 November, 2018 - Saturday, 31 October, 2020
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Join this engaging session to explore how auditory verbal practitioners, speech-language pathologists, special educators, and early intervention practitioners can apply research on the importance of parent talk to meet the needs of the families of children who are deaf/hard of hearing (DHH) they serve. Evidence-based practices and developmentally appropriate activities aimed at building listening and spoken language (LSL) skills for young children who are DHH will be identified.
The session will begin with a brief review of the importance of audition and use of assistive listening devices to promote the development of spoken language; then, participants will explore those family-centred practices that foster speech, language, listening and cognitive development.
Presenter will lead participants in an examination of the effects of language socialization on children and adults and describe tools that will help practitioners adapt their practice to be responsive, authentic, and relevant for a diverse range of family structures and cultures (Bloch & Kim, 2015). Participants will be guided through self-reflection to examine their own beliefs about culture and language in the context of culturally relevant/responsive/sustaining practice (Ladson-Billings, 1995; 2014) before analysing case studies featuring children from a variety of cultural, religious, ethnic, and family groups.
Finally, participants will practice using techniques to encourage talking (including language for daily routines, vocabulary development, and play) and create personal and professional development plans to enhance the use of LSL strategies in their own interactions with children and caregivers.
- Explain the importance of listening and use of assistive listening devices in the development of communication development in children who are Deaf/HH.
- Describe the expertise and major impact of families on children’s growth and development and identify those coaching practices which promote family involvement in all aspects of intervention
- List evidence based strategies and developmentally appropriate activities which promote listening and spoken language through daily routines, play, and authentic interactions.
Please note that this course is registered with AG Bell for 12.5 CEU points.
Completing Growing Small Talk into Big Ideas: Advancing Listening and Spoken Language Outcomes through Family-Centred Practice will contribute 13 hours of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Registered PD addressing 1.1.2, 1.2.2, 1.5.2, and 2.2.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.
Jenna Voss, PhD, CED, LSLS Cert AVEd, is an Assistant Professor in the Communication Sciences and Disorders & Deaf Education program at Fontbonne University. She received her undergraduate degree in Deaf Education, and her master’s degree in Early Intervention in Deaf Education from Fontbonne University. As a National Leadership Consortium in Sensory Disabilities (NLCSD) fellow, she completed her PhD in Speech and Hearing Sciences in the Program in Audiology and Communication Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis. She holds teaching certification in the state of Missouri in the areas of Deaf Education and Early Childhood Special Education. Her background, as a teacher of the deaf and early intervention provider, has sparked diverse interests in topics including the health disparity among children and families living in poverty, primary prevention of abuse and neglect for children with disabilities, provider use of strategies and techniques implemented in family-centered practice, and the application of research in cognitive psychology to the field of deaf education to improve the efficiency of learning and instruction of pre-service practitioners. Voss is also the co-author of Small Talk: Bringing Listening and Spoken Language to Your Young Child With Hearing Loss.
Venue: RIDBC Renwick Centre
North Rocks, Sydney, Australia
Sydney is located on Australia’s south-east coast. With an approximate population of 4.5 million in the Sydney metropolitan area the city is the largest municipality in Australia. Sydney is easily accessible by air, rail and road networks from other Australian cities.
Located approximately 26 km north-west of the city centre, Renwick Centre is accessible via private and public transport to metropolitan areas such as Epping, Parramatta, Hornsby and the city.
North Rocks is a suburban area of Sydney and is the home of the Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children since 1961.
There are several public transport options for getting to and from the Renwick Centre within the Sydney metropolitan area.
Cityrail train stations are located in Epping (6 km away) and Parramatta (7km away) and have connecting bus services (refer to Buses section below) to the Centre.
Epping train station is on the Northern, Newcastle and Central Coast lines with a journey time of approximately 30 minutes to the city (Central, Town Hall and Wynyard stations) and 20 minutes to Strathfield or Hornsby stations.
Parramatta train station offers frequent services to the city (about 40 minutes of travel time) and is located on the Western, Cumberland and Blue Mountains lines.
Both stations are wheelchair accessible.
There is a bus stop directly outside the RIDBC campus – services to Epping and Macquarie Centre – and another across the road outside the Westfield Shopping Centre for services to Parramatta and Blacktown. For latest info on these routes, please visit the Sydney Buses website.
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* Access to these bus services is from the M2 motorway at Barclay Road bus stop, a 20 minute walk (1.4 km) from the Centre.
Sydney Airport has domestic and international terminals and is approximately 35 km south-east of the Renwick Centre.
Cityrail train stations are located within the domestic and international terminals. To get to the centre, you will need to change trains at Central to an Epping or Parramatta service and then either take a taxi or bus the remaining distance to the centre. Journey time by public transport is approximately 90-120 minutes.
Companies providing a taxi service in the Sydney area include Premier Cabs (Phone: 13 10 17), Silver Service (Phone: 133 100), Taxis Combined (Phone: 8332 8888) and RSL Cabs (Phone: 132 211).
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