A rare research opportunity!

Do you wonder why some things are easy for your child and some things are hard? Are you excited about research? Are there things you’d like more information on? Do you want proof that what you are doing works?

If you answered “yes!” to any of the above questions, we would like to invite you to a research forum on the 15th August. Over the last couple of years, we have developed a close collaborative relationship with the Child Language Lab through our Hearing Hub centre at Macquarie University which is providing real benefits for children with hearing loss. The potential for meaningful and evidence-based change in intervention is only possible when researchers work closely with families and clinicians. Information and ideas from those living with hearing loss are crucial to direct investigations into areas that will make a difference. We would like to hear your observations about what is easy, what is difficult and what you think should be investigated when it comes to language learning and social skills for children with a hearing loss. Some of these might be:

• What are the aspects of language/communication that your child has made the most progress in over the last year?
• What kinds of language/communication situations does your child find most challenging?
• If your child is bi/multi-lingual: does he or she encounter different challenges with each of his or her languages?
• Are there any areas of your child’s language development that you would like to know more about? And do you have any examples or anecdotes you would like to share with us?
But there are undoubtedly many more and we’d love to hear from you.

The Research Team: Professor Katherine Demuth (Director) and researchers from Macquarie University Child Language Lab
Purpose: To understand and discuss your thoughts and ideas on what’s important in this area and where you think research efforts should be aimed.
When: Tuesday 15th August 2017
Time: 6:30-8:00pm
Where: The Shepherd Centre Newtown (146 Burren St, Newtown)

If you’d like to contribute but are unable to attend in person on the night, please contact us as we’d still very much appreciate your input.

Light refreshments, tea and coffee will be provided
Limited places are available so if you would like to be part of this rare opportunity, please contact Tracy Hopkins, Senior Research Manager directly [email protected].