VDEI upcoming events - July

The Victorian Deaf Education Institute is hosting two live webinars in July that are now open for registration. The presentations will be delivered to an online audience and will be approximately one hour in length with an opportunity for questions via text. Participants will receive a certificate noting 1 hour of professional learning.

Understanding the triggers – supporting students who are deaf or hard of hearing

In this live webinar, Paula Zalcberg, experienced Teacher of the Deaf, Counsellor and Family Therapist will provide a practical overview of the triggers and signals that should alert teachers and other professionals that students are under stress or experiencing trauma in their lives. Focus will be given to the relationship between family, home life and student learning. Paula will assist participants to recognise when to refer a student for additional support by a specialist counsellor or therapist, as well as discussing key strategies to keep students engaged, motivated and in control of their learning.

Date: Wednesday 22 July 2020, 4.30pm - 5.30pm

Cost: $25.00 incl. GST

Register now to attend 

Intelligibility in Spoken and Signed Languages

Dr Kathryn Crowe, Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Iceland will provide an overview of the concept of intelligibility as it relates to children who are deaf or hard of hearing (DHH) and their use of spoken and/or signed languages. Data from two research studies will be presented to demonstrate the impact that different assessment methods and rating scales can have on perceptions of the intelligibility of DHH children's speech and signing.

Date: Tuesday 28 July 2020 - 5.00pm – 6.00pm (AEST)

Cost: $25.00 incl. GST

Register now to attend