Reading is a fundamental skill for all students to master in school—including, of course, our students who have low vision or are blind. But do you ever hear your students say “I’m just not good at reading!” or “Can’t I just listen to this?” or “Reading is no fun”? Do you ever feel as though you have to drag your students through their reading and writing assignments? This series of six one-hour webinars will help you put the SPARK back into reading!
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To register, please click on the Register link at the bottom of the event description. Alternatively print off the Continuing Professional Education Course Registration Form (PDF 319KB) below. Fill it out and email it to RIDBC Renwick Centre.
The RIDBC Renwick Centre is a NSW Institute of Teachers’ endorsed provider of Institute Registered professional development for the maintenance of accreditation at Professional Competence.Scope of endorsement: Elements 2,3,6 of the Professional Standards and Standards 1.2.2, 1.2.4, 5.2.2, 5.2.7 and 7.2.4 for the provision of professional development related to the education of children with vision and hearing impairments.
This online series will provide current research and innovative practices in the field of audiology. Each one hour lecture is presented live and all registrations receive a link to the recording 7-10 after the event. These events have been endorsed by Audiology Australia for 1.5 CPD points per lecture. Proudly Sponsored by Cochlear.
This series of 7 online lectures will share findings and ongoing work of the Longitudinal Outcomes of Children with Hearing Impairment study.This study is conducted by the National Acoustic Laboratories (NAL) to examine the long-term speech, language, psychosocial and educational outcomes of children with hearing impairment.
Day 1. Vocabulary For Success: In this workshop attendees will learn about the importance of vocabulary learning, the connection between vocabulary and literacy, the components of good vocabulary teaching and an effective vocabulary intervention. Day 2. Developing social competence in DHH children: what we know about DHH children’s social competence and a framework for developing social competence.
This session will discuss the use of electrocochleography (yes it is staging a comeback!) and Vestibular Myogenic Evoked Potentials (VEMPs) in their expanded diagnostic role across the lifespan. This event has been endorsed by Audiology Australia for 1.5 CPD points and 1 CE point by the AG Bell Academy of Listening and Spoken Language. Proudly Sponsored by Cochlear.
This day will present a focus on early identification of eye and vision problems in children aged 0-5 years, through the practice of vision surveillance and vision screening. Current surveillance and screening protocols will be discussed in the broad context of identification of eye and vision conditions.
This presentation will address the issues involved in helping these children communicate effectively in diverse linguistic environments: foundations of bilingual language acquisition, common challenges, engaging families from minority languages and cultures, and how monolingual therapists can work effectively with families who speak another language. Proudly Sponsored by Cochlear.
This lecture will describe the speech, language, and functional auditory outcomes of children with hearing loss in the Longitudinal Outcomes of Children with Hearing Impairment (LOCHI) study.
An introduction into publishing accessible resources for our multi-screen world
Wouldn't it be great to be able to create an accessible document once and then have it capable of being viewed online or downloaded and read offline on a device like a smartphone, tablet, computer, or e-reader? EPUBs are a free and open document standard that are easy to create and use.
Reading is a fundamental skill for all students to master in school—including, of course, our students who have low vision or are blind. But do you ever hear your students say “I’m just not good at reading!” or “Can’t I just listen to this?” or “Reading is no fun”? Do you ever feel as though you have to drag your students through their reading and writing assignments? Lecture 4: Comprehension: Reading for a purpose