Professional Development Program

Learn how to support children with hearing loss in the classroom

2020 Program

Understanding Hearing Loss Workshop

Tips and Tricks for supporting a child with hearing loss in your class

Key Learnings:

• An introduction to hearing loss and its impact on preschool/classroom participation

• Exploring the implications of having a hearing loss on learning and development

• Identifying and addressing challenges to facilitate learning and optimal progress

• Top 10 practical classroom teaching tips for hearing aid/cochlear implant or BAHA users

• What is an FM system? What is an Assistive Listening Device?

• 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

• Use of Virtual Reality technology to assist in understanding effect of hearing loss in the classroom

Course Details:

• Interactive workshop. Multiple opportunities for small group discussion of key concepts

• Case conferences with video excerpts, practical applications and virtual reality experience

Completing ”Understanding Hearing Loss: Tips and Tricks for Supporting a Child with Hearing Loss in your Class” will contribute 2 hours of Teacher Quality Institute (TQI) accredited PL / 2 hours of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) registered PD addressing standard descriptors 3.4.2, 4.1.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teachers Accreditation.

 

Completion of this course will contribute 2 hours of Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for the AG Bell Academy of Listening and Spoken Language.

Workshop Dates:

Sydney: The Shepherd Centre Head Office

146 Burren Street, Newtown

(2 min walk from MacDonaldtown station).

Date: Monday, 9th March 2020

Time: 9:45 am for morning tea

10:00 am start and concludes at 12:00 pm

Canberra: The Shepherd Centre, Canberra

Nealie Place, Rivett ACT 2611

Date: Thursday 12th March 2020

Time: 3:45 pm for light refreshments

4:00 pm start and concludes: 6:00 pm

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Interactive Online Services (Telehealth) for Children and Students with Hearing Loss

Key Learnings:

• Understand and apply latest research based evidence for supporting children with hearing loss via an online learning mode

• Identify and overcome challenges associated with online learning / Telehealth

• Learn strategies for setting up successful sessions online

• Learn strategies for applying teaching and therapeutic techniques for students with hearing loss and their families through interactive online sessions

Course Details:

Two hour interactive webinar suited for professionals working with primary and high school students, infants and children with hearing loss. Interactive workshop with multiple opportunities for group discussion of key concepts, case examples and application of techniques.

Completing ”Interactive Online Services (Telehealth) for Children and Students with Hearing Loss” will contribute 2 hours of Teacher Quality Institute (TQI) accredited PL / 2 hours of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) registered PD, addressing standard descriptors 3.7.2, 6.2.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teachers Accreditation.

 

Completion of this course will contribute 2 hours of Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for the AG Bell Academy of Listening and Spoken Language.

Workshop Details:

Facilitated by The Shepherd Centre Online

Date: Monday 1st June 2020

Time: 11 am – 1 pm

Cost: $99 pp includes GST

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Speaking about Speech for Children with Hearing Loss

Key Learnings:

  • Understand the ages and stages of typical speech development
  • Explore how hearing loss impacts upon speech development
  • Understand different speech intervention supports for children
  • Learn strategies to support speech sound development in children
  • Explore how speech development impacts on literacy and social development
  • Understand implications for learning online for children with hearing loss and develop strategies for support (Telehealth)

Course Details: 

Two hour interactive webinar suited for professionals working with young children and primary school students with hearing loss. Interactive workshop with multiple opportunities for group discussion of key concepts, case examples and application of techniques.

Completing ”Let’s Speak about Speech for Children with Hearing Loss” will contribute 2 hours of Teacher Quality Institute (TQI) accredited PL / 2 hours of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) registered PD addressing standard descriptors 4.1.2, 6.2.2, from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teachers Accreditation.

 

Completion of this course will contribute 2 hours of Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for the AG Bell Academy of Listening and Spoken Language.

Workshop Details:

Facilitated by The Shepherd Centre Online

Date: Wednesday 10th June 2020

Time: 1 pm – 3 pm

Cost: $99 pp includes GST

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The Functional Listening Index-Paediatric (FLI-P): Monitoring Listening Skills for Positive Progress (Module 1 & Module 2)

Key Learnings:

  • An introduction to a revolutionary new tool, developed by The Shepherd Centre and HEARing CRC, to measure and address functional listening skills
  • Early enhancement of Functional Listening skills can predict and support:
    • Language
    • Speech
    • Literacy
    • Social Skills development
  • Learn how to monitor and enhance functional listening skills in children with hearing loss
  • Learn strategies for applying techniques to closely monitor functional listening skills, including discussion for doing this via online learning (Telehealth)

Course Details:

Two part live interactive webinar facilitated across two dates. Participants are expected to complete both modules. Content is suited for professionals working with primary and high school students, infants and children with hearing loss. Interactive workshop with multiple opportunities for group discussions of key concepts, case examples and application of techniques.

Module 1: Completing ” The Functional Listening Index-Paediatric (FLI-P): Monitoring Listening Skills for Positive Progress – MODULE 1” will contribute 2.5 hours of hours of Teacher Quality Institute (TQI) accredited PL / 2.5 hours of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) registered PD addressing standard descriptors 3.7.2, 6.2.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teachers Accreditation.

Module 2: Completing ” The Functional Listening Index-Paediatric (FLI-P): Monitoring Listening Skills for Positive Progress – MODULE 2” will contribute 2.5 hours of hours of Teacher Quality Institute (TQI) accredited PL / 2.5 hours of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) registered PD addressing standard descriptors 3.1.2, 5.1.2, 6.3.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teachers Accreditation.

Completing “The Functional Listening Index-Paediatric (FLI-P): Monitoring Listening Skills for Positive Progress” will contribute 5 hours of CEUs for the AG Bell Academy of Listening and Spoken Language.

For Audiologists, this course has been endorsed by Audiology Australia under endorsement number CPD1920 098 and will contribute to 2.5 CPD points in Category 1.2 and 2.5 CPD points in Category 2.2.

Workshop Details:

Facilitated by The Shepherd Centre Online

Module 1

Date: Monday 15th June 2020

Time: 11 am – 1:30 pm

Module 2

Date: Monday 22nd June 2020

Time: 11 am – 1:30 pm

Cost: $250 pp includes GST

Audiology Australia Members $200 pp includes GST

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Engineering Executive Function for Children with Hearing Loss

Key Learnings:

  • Describe Executive Function
  • Discuss cognitive functions at risk in children with hearing loss
  • Understand the impact of enhanced Executive Function
  • Identify barriers to the development of Executive Function
  • Explore activities to strengthen the development of Executive Function
  • Incorporate strategies for applying techniques for online learning (Telehealth) for children with hearing loss

Course Details:

Two hour interactive webinar suited for professionals working with primary and high school students, infants and children with hearing loss. Interactive workshop with multiple opportunities for group discussion of key concepts, case examples and application of techniques.

Completing ”Engineering Executive Function for Children with Hearing Loss” will contribute 2 hours of Teacher Quality Institute (TQI) accredited PL / 2 hours of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) registered PD addressing standard descriptors 4.1.2, 6.2.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teachers Accreditation.

 

Completion of this course will contribute 2 hours of Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for the AG Bell Academy of Listening and Spoken Language.

Workshop Details:

Facilitated by The Shepherd Centre Online

Date: Monday 29th June 2020

Time: 11 am – 1 pm

Cost: $99 pp includes GST

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101 Ideas to Climb the Listening and Spoken Language Ladder for Children with Hearing Loss

Key Learnings:

  • Understand and apply latest research based listening, speech and language development techniques
  • Explore and discuss practical ideas and key strategies to enhance the development of listening and spoken language skills for children with hearing loss
  • Incorporate tools for close monitoring of skill development, including the Functional Listening Index – Paediatric (FLI-P™)
  • Understand implications of learning online for children with hearing loss and develop strategies for support (Telehealth)

 Course Details:

Two hour interactive webinar suited for professionals working with young children and primary school students with hearing loss. Interactive workshop with multiple opportunities for group discussion of key concepts, case examples and application of techniques.

Completing “101 Ideas to Climb the Listening and Spoken Language Ladder for Children with Hearing Loss” will contribute 2 hours of Teacher Quality Institute (TQI) accredited PL / 2 hours of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) registered PD addressing standard descriptors 1.1.2, 6.2.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teachers Accreditation.

 

Completion of this course will contribute 2 hours of Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for the AG Bell Academy of Listening and Spoken Language.

Workshop Details:

Facilitated by The Shepherd Centre Online

Date: TBC

Cost: $99 pp includes GST

 

Leap into Literacy for Children with Hearing Loss

Key Learnings:

  • Understand the stages of literacy development
  • Learn how hearing loss impacts on literacy development
  • Learn strategies to support literacy development in children with hearing loss
  • Develop activities to strengthen pre-literacy and literacy skills
  • Understand implications of learning online for children with hearing loss and develop strategies for support (Telehealth)

Course Details

Two hour interactive webinar suited for professionals working with young children and primary school students with hearing loss. Interactive workshop with multiple opportunities for group discussion of key concepts, case examples and application of techniques.

Completing ”Leap into Literacy for Children with Hearing Loss” will contribute 2 hours of Teacher Quality Institute (TQI) accredited PL / 2 hours of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) registered PD addressing standard descriptors 3.2.2, 6.2.2, from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teachers Accreditation.

 

Completion of this course will contribute 2 hours of Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for the AG Bell Academy of Listening and Spoken Language.

Workshop Details:

Facilitated by The Shepherd Centre Online

Date: TBC

Cost: $99 pp includes GST

 

Understanding Hearing Loss – Tips and Tricks for Supporting a Child with Hearing Loss in your class

Key Learnings:

  • An introduction to hearing loss and its impact on preschool/classroom participation
  • How can classroom teachers facilitate optimal progress for their students with hearing loss? Identify and address challenges to facilitate learning
  • Explore the implications of having a hearing loss on learning and development
  • Practical classroom teaching tips for hearing aid/cochlear implant or BAHA users
  • What is an FM system? What is an Assistive Listening Device?
  • Practical audiology tips to assist communication in the classroom
  • Strategies for applying techniques for online learning (Telehealth)

Course Details

Two hour interactive webinar suited for professionals working with primary and high school students, infants and children with hearing loss. Interactive workshop with multiple opportunities for group discussions of key concepts, case examples and application of techniques.

Completing ”Understanding Hearing Loss: Tips and Tricks for Supporting a Child with Hearing Loss in your Class” will contribute 2 hours of Teacher Quality Institute (TQI) accredited PL / 2 hours of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) registered PD addressing standard descriptors 3.4.2, 4.1.2, from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teachers Accreditation.

 

Completion of this course will contribute 2 hours of Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for the AG Bell Academy of Listening and Spoken Language.

Workshop Details:

Facilitated by The Shepherd Centre Online

Date: TBC

Cost: $99 pp includes GST

 

Bouncing with the Babies: Setting Babies with Hearing Loss on Paths for Optimal Success

Key Learnings:

  • Understand and apply latest research based listening, speech and language development techniques for babies
  • Learn how to determine and track a baby’s functional listening skills
  • Incorporate tools for close monitoring of skill development
  • Learn practical components of sessions with infants
  • Understand the implications for learning online for babies with hearing loss, and develop strategies for support

Course Details

Two hour interactive webinar suited for professionals working with infants and young with hearing loss. Interactive workshop with multiple opportunities for group discussion of key concepts, case examples and application of techniques.

Completing “Bouncing with the Babies: Setting Babies with Hearing Loss on Paths for Optimal Success” will contribute 2 hours of Teacher Quality Institute (TQI) accredited PL / 2 hours of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) registered PD, addressing standard descriptors 3.7.2, 6.2.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teachers Accreditation.

 

Completion of this course will contribute 2 hours of Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for the AG Bell Academy of Listening and Spoken Language.

Workshop Details:

Facilitated by The Shepherd Centre Online

Date: TBC

Cost: $99 pp includes GST

 

“Loved the hands on strategies to encourage functional listening; the day provided us with excellent materials to incorporate into our professional practice.”

– Teacher, NSW

“The content was all informative with practical ideas to support students with hearing loss.”

– Teacher, ACT

 

“The Functional Listening Index provides a clear, easy to use monitoring tool that tracks children’s progress and highlights red flags, while also giving some lovely foundation knowledge and insights into how to conduct listening and spoken language sessions.”

– Audiologist, VIC

 

“It was fantastic to critique videos both for identifying function levels in all areas as well as learning new teaching strategies.”

 – Teacher / Therapist, SA

 

ALL INQUIRIES:

Email: [email protected]

Tel: (02) 9370 4400

 

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The Shepherd Centre is a not for profit organisation that aims to help children with hearing loss reach their full potential in listening, spoken language and social skill development. The Shepherd Centre is committed to providing valuable learning and professional development opportunities as part of our ongoing commitment of supporting positive outcomes for all children with hearing loss.

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