Professional Development Program in 2019

Learn how to support children with hearing loss in the classroom

We are delighted to offer a full professional development program with a range of courses and workshops in 2019 for professionals working with children with hearing loss.

Many courses may be helpful to parents with children off to Big School. Please see the course descriptors and if unsure contact Dr Anne Fulcher on the details below.

Please feel free to forward this information on to colleagues who may be interested in attending. 

2019 Program

Term 1

Understanding Hearing Loss: Tips and tricks for supporting a child with hearing loss in a classroom environment

Teachers: Join world-leading early-intervention providers, The Shepherd Centre, for a NESA, TQI and AGBell sessions. Completing this professional development course will contribute 2 hours of QTC registered PD addressing Standards 3 & 4 and also covering standard Descriptors 1.1.2, 1.5.2, 5.1.2, 5.5.2, 6.2.2, 6.3.2.

Parents: This program is also recommended for parents with children starting school

The interactive session will cover:

  • What is hearing loss?
  • The effect for preschool/classroom teachers with students with Hearing Loss integrated into their classroom
  • What are the implications of having a hearing loss?
  • Practical audiology tips to assist in the classroom
  • How can classroom teachers facilitate optimal progress for their students with hearing loss? identifying and addressing challenges
  • Practical audiology tips to assist in the classroom
  • Top ten practical classroom teaching tips
  • What is an FM/Wireless Communication Device? Assisted Listening Device? 
  • Fee $50 pp, morning tea and lunch included in the cost


Date: Monday 11th February 2019

VENUE:  The Shepherd Centre Head Office, 146 Burren Street Newtown (2 minute walk from Macdonaldtown station). 

TIME: Arrive at 9:45am for morning tea

Session will run between 10:00am – 12:00pm

COST: $50 per person


Date:  Thursday 14th February 2019

VENUE: The Shepherd Centre Canberra, 7 Nealie Place, Rivett

TIME: Arrive at 3:45pm for afternoon tea

Session will run between 4:00pm – 6:00pm

COST: $50 per person


Date:  Monday 18th February 2019

VENUE: The Shepherd Centre Liverpool, 43 Graham Ave, Casula

TIME: Arrive at 9:45am for morning tea

Session will run between 10:00am – 12:00pm

COST: $50 per person


For a significantly reduced rate, we can facilitate a group session at your school.


Click here to enroll in The Shepherd Centre’s Profession Development Course.


Dr Anne Fulcher, Principal Listening and Spoken Language Specialist

[email protected]

(02) 9370 4401