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In-Person Baby Beats Workshop

Photo: Playing together

Fun, in-person workshops for you and your deaf baby or toddler to enjoy together

Our in-person workshops are ideal for deaf children to enjoy together with their families. 

BabyBeats™ is an early years programme from Advanced Bionics. It helps guide parents and carers through fun musical activities to inspire their children’s growing brains. It can help with listening and language skills, pre-reading skills, bonding and social skills.

This interactive workshop is for families with deaf children aged 0 to 5. It’s a fun, hands-on session with demonstrations of how to use the app, and activities you can try at home. Let’s get musical!

Upcoming in-person Baby Beats music workshops 

Scotland

  • Forth Valley Sensory Centre, Falkirk, FK1 4DD
  • 14 July
  • 10am to 12pm
  • recommended for families with babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers aged 0 to 5. 

Northern Ireland 

  • NICVA, 61 Duncairn Gardens, Belfast, BT15 2GB
  • Tuesday 19 July
  • 10.30am to 12pm
  • Recommended for families with children aged 0-5.

England 

  • Deafness Resource Centre, 32-40 Dentons Green Ln, Denton's Green, St Helens, WA10 2QB
  • Friday 29 July 
  • 10am to 12pm 
  • Recommended for families with children aged 0 to 5.
  • Leeds Society for Deaf and Blind People, St Mary's St, Leeds, LS9 7DP
  • Friday 5 August 
  • 10am to 12pm 
  • Recommended for families with children aged 0 to 5. 
  • Sense TouchBase Pears, Bristol Road, Selly Oak, B29 6NA
  • Monday 15 August
  • 10am to 12pm 
  • Recommended for families with children aged 0 to 5 
  • Walthamstow Toy Library, Hurst Road Health Centre, Hurst Road, London, E17 3BL
  • Tuesday 23 August
  • 2.30pm to 4.30pm 
  • Recommended for families with children aged 0 to 5 
  • Bristol: Coniston Community Centre, The Parade, Coniston Road, Patchway, BS34 5LP
  • Wednesday 31 August
  • 10am to 12pm 
  • Recommended for families with children aged 0 to 5 

This event is fully booked but you can complete the application form to be added to our waiting list.

Wales

  • Cardiff 
  • Wednesday 10 August
  • 10am to 12pm 
  • Recommended for families with children aged 0 to 5 

About Baby Beats Music Workshops

At these interactive, in person sessions, you and your little one will learn new skills.

Each session is two hours long, with time included for questions and answers. 

Baby Beats Music Workshops are suitable for babies, toddlers and preschoolers.

Meet your hosts

The Baby Beats Music Workshops will be led by Nicole and Suzanne from Advanced Bionics.

Our team will also be on hand to chat to, so why not join us for some refreshments after the session with other families.

Nicole da Rocha, Speech Therapist and Clinical Audiologist

My name is Nicole da Rocha I am a Speech Therapist as well as a Clinical Audiologist.

My training and experience have been focused in early intervention and my therapeutic approach is transdisciplinary, child lead with family centred care. I have over 15 years of clinical experience with further qualifications in multilingual speech acquisition, AAC (augmentative alternative communication), AVT (auditory verbal therapy) and am also Hanen certified.

I currently work for Advanced Bionics, a cochlear implant manufacturer, as the rehabilitation and customer specialist. I support families and professionals with the process of receiving cochlear implants and getting the brain acclimatised to sound.

My heart passion is for communication, I hold the belief that communication is what makes us human. It is a privilege to work with the Deaf and hard of hearing community, and to work in this field to provide solutions for communication.

Suzanne Harrigan, Speech and Language Therapist

My name is Suzanne Harrigan & I am a specialist Speech and Language Therapist with over 30 years of experience working in both Health Services and charities. I have worked with children with hearing loss since the early 1990s, and really enjoy supporting families with deaf babies and toddlers to communicate effectively, whilst having fun as a family.
I now work in independent practice, with children with a wide range of complex communication needs, including hearing loss. I am also a rehabilitation consultant for Advanced Bionics
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I pride myself on my ability to convey complex messages about communicating with children in ways that everyone can understand.