Professional and Clinical Training
The Shepherd Centre is proud to offer a range of Quality Teaching Council (QTC) Registered Professional Development workshops, accredited by the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) which aim to equip teachers and other professionals working with young people with hearing loss with the necessary knowledge and practical skills required to assist children with hearing loss to develop clear, age-appropriate speech, language and social skills through listening, in a variety of educational settings.
To download our Professional Development Workshop Brochure (PDF, 6MB), please click here. To register your interest in any of our Professional Development workshops, or for more information about our education programs for professionals, please fill out the form at the end of this page.
The Shepherd Centre currently offers the following workshops:
Climbing the Listening and Spoken Language Ladder
A practical application for the 10 principles of Listening and Spoken Language development
Uncurling the Cochlea
Understanding cochlear implantation
Let’s Speak about Speech
Speech therapy tips for children with hearing loss
Back on Track
How do we measure and address rates of progress in children with hearing loss?
Unpacking the Challenges
Measuring and identifying factors that may inhibit progress for children with hearing loss
Preparing for Participation
Tips and tricks for supporting a child with hearing loss in your class
Bouncing With Babies
Working with babies with a hearing loss in 2016: the changing landscape
Confident Kids in the Classroom
Enhancing social skills in children with hearing loss
To register your interest, please fill out the form at the end of this page.
Who should attend?
Itinerant support teachers for children with hearing loss
Early intervention specialists
About the Course Facilitator
Dr Anne Fulcher, PhD LSLS Cert AVT ®, has been working with children with hearing loss for over 40 years. Anne was introduced into the field as a tutor to Dr Bruce Shepherd’s two children with profound hearing loss while completing BADipEd in Maths, Education and Psychology at Macquarie. Anne was awarded a Rotary Postgraduate scholarship to complete Masters Degree in Speech and Hearing Loss at Smith College/Clarke School, Massachusetts. She completed her PhD: “Speaking for Themselves: Speech Outcomes of Auditory-Verbal Children with Early-Identified Severe/Profound Hearing Loss” in 2012.
Depending on course content, additional team members will present. The Shepherd Centre’s transdisciplinary team includes audiologists, child and family counsellors and speech pathologists.
About The Shepherd Centre’s Professional Development workshops
The Shepherd Centre is a leading provider of early intervention programs for children with hearing loss. Renowned for its outstanding results, more than 90 per cent of children with hearing loss who graduate from The Shepherd Centre’s program attend school with listening and language skills on par with those of their hearing peers.
The Shepherd Centre is endorsed to provide the above eight Quality Teaching Council (QTC) Registered Professional Development workshops, accredited by the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) for teachers accredited at the Proficient Teacher level. You can choose from one or a combination of the workshops listed over one or two day periods. All workshops also have AG Bell International Accreditation.
To register your interest in any of our Professional Development workshops, or for more information about our education programs for professionals, please fill out the form below.