- Thursday, 4 July, 2019 - Friday, 5 July, 2019
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Our students exhibit an enormous range of variables that can influence their educational outcomes. These variables can include: low socio-economic status (income and education), non-English speaking populations (non-speakers of the language of the country in which they reside), and additional disabilities including cognitive/neurological and autism.
This workshop will provide information about
- * Identifying and dealing with differences in cultural expectations of disability; professionals who deal with children with disabilities and their families, attitudes about amplification technology, spoken and visual languages, and rights of people with disabilities.
- * Sequential and simultaneous approaches to bilingual language development.
- * Different categories of children from non-English speaking homes: refugees from traumatic situations such as war, poverty and other immigrant families, indigenous non-English speaking populations, second and third-generation families who do not speak English in the home, children from international adoptions, children whose families are temporarily in the country but who plan to return to their native countries, and those who speak Creole languages.
- * Examples of acoustic differences across languages and how these differences may impact fitting of amplification, mapping cochlear implants, and auditory skill development.
Language differences across languages and differences in language development when compared to English will be discussed when assisting families to help their children develop their native/home language.
Attending Predictors, outcomes and teaching strategies for at-risk populations of children who are deaf or hard of hearing and their families will contribute 14 hours of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Registered PD addressing 1.1, 1.5, 1.6, 4.1, 6.2, 6.3, 6.4 and 7.4 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.
Dr Christie Yoshinaga-Itano
Dr. Christine Yoshinaga-Itano is a Professor Emerita and Research Professor of Audiology, Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences, faculty of the Institute of Cognitive Science, Centre for Neurosciences at the University of Colorado, Boulder, Department of Otolaryngology and Audiology at the University of Colorado, Denver and the Marion Downs Centre. She developed the Marion Downs Centre in 1996 and received funding from the National Institutes of Health, Centres for Disease Control, Maternal & Child Health, the Office of Special Education, and the Office of Education since the early 1980s. Dr. Yoshinaga-Itano has assisted many state departments of education and public health agencies, schools for the deaf and blind, and early intervention programs throughout the United States and its territories. In addition, she has served as a consultant for many countries who have developed early hearing detection and intervention programs. She was the recipient of the Academy of Audiology (AAA) the Jerger Career Award for Research in Audiology in 2013, AAA Research Achievement Award in 2001, the 2010 Robert Ruben Award for Research from the Society for Ear Nose and Throat Advances for Children, the 2014 Antonio Brancia Maxon Award for EHDI Excellence, and the 2010 Council for Exceptional Children, Division of Communicative Disabilities and Deafness Award.
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).
with payment by: