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CaLM: Communication and Language Mentoring for Deaf Children aged 0-5

Photo: Promote communication skill with sensory play and reading

It is critical that deaf children are given rich, stimulating activities to promote language and communication development. This can have a huge impact on their later life - from being able to share their thoughts and feelings, expressing needs to making friends.

Join us at our free upcoming Practitioner Day on the 12 December 2019, in Glyndwr University, Wrexham.

Workshop Overview

Through these hands-on, one-day workshops, you'll experience how to utilise sensory play and reading effectively with deaf children to promote communication skills. You will also come away from the day with a variety of practical techniques that you can directly implement into your setting.

Topics covered:

  • Exploring sensory reading with deaf children
  • Using sensory play to promote language and communication development
  • Using sensory storytelling to promote language and communication development
  • Deaf awareness and assistive technology
  • Practical ways to improve the acoustics in early years settings
  • Basic BSL for children, aged 0-5

Who is it for?

This day is designed for practitioners who want more experience and knowledge in supporting deaf children in their early years setting.

How much does it cost?

This full day is free to attend.

Book your place

Join us at our upcoming Practitioner Day on the 12 December 2019, in Glyndwr University, Wrexham.

If you have any further questions, please contact Andrea Yavasheva or Mark Lowes on 02920 373 474(v) or early.years@ndcs.org.uk

What do delegates say?

“Great day! Really raised my awareness and got me thinking about how I communicate with children”

“I found the See Me Read session really valuable. Will definitely try to use more objects in story telling sessions”

“Would love to find out further information about the sensory visits”

“Wonderfully interesting day”

“The workshops should be offered to a setting as a whole as only two of us could come from one setting”

FAQs

Who is the course for?

Professionals interested in learning more about childhood deafness and how to promote play and reading with deaf children.

Do I need to book my own communication support?

No - please let us know what communication support you require and we will book it for you.

How much does it cost?

The event is free.

What are the transport options to and from the event?

Nearest train stations are Wrexham General (0.2 miles, 5mins walk) and Wrexham Central (0.7 miles, 14mins walk).

Is there parking?

There is a car park onsite.

Is lunch provided?

Yes, we are providing a cold buffet lunch. Please inform us of any dietary requirements.

Can I give my place to a friend or colleague if I can't come?

Yes, however please notify us in advance, at least 5 days before the workshop takes place via early.years@ndcs.org.uk.

What if I need to cancel?

Please let us know if you need to cancel as soon as possible. We can then offer the space to someone else.