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12/02/2020
Four RIDBC staff facilitated sessions during the conference which was attended by 150 delegates

RIDBC staff and Renwick Centre graduates showcased their expertise at last month’s South Pacific Educators in Vision Impairment (SPEVI) Conference in Adelaide.

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19/12/2012
Janet with Hugh and their RIDBC Teleschool Speech Pathologist, Neryl Horn

Janet and Degen’s son, Hugh, is four years old and has hearing loss. The family lives in Ballarat, Victoria, and accesses Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC) Teleschool which provides families in regional and remote Australia access to specialist support via high quality videoconferencing technology.

When Hugh was born with hearing loss it was a difficult time for the family.

“I lost those precious early weeks with my newborn to clinical appointments and a desperate search for information about hearing loss,” said Janet.

19/12/2012
Participants gather round a cake to celebrate the 300th birthday of Abbe Charles-Michel de l'Epee

Recently, the Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children’s (RIDBC) Renwick Centre hosted the fifth Deaf History Workshop. This year’s theme was Deaf Education in 1950s Australia.

Held as part of RIDBC Renwick Centre’s Continuing Professional Education Program and conducted by RIDBC Lecturer, Dr Breda Carty, as well as guest lecturers Darlene Thornton and Dr Susannah Macready, the week-long program drew 18 participants from around Australia, almost all of whom were Deaf.

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