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Welcome to new Chief Executive

Sarah Armstrong has joined the Ewing Foundation as Chief Executive Officer. Sarah has a background in the charity sector. She has been a senior manager for a national charity leading in volunteering policy and practice, a regional lead for a charity raising aspirations for young people with a disability, and, in her previous role, was…

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Linking Listening to Language

Our popular training day returned on Wednesday 11 July 2018 at the headquarters of SENSE in London. The day brought together 15 trainee and qualified Teachers of the Deaf and included: understanding and assessing listening skills, including effective use of speech discrimination tests. exploring the links between listening and language assessment. Case studies, videos and discussion…

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Understanding technology

We recently ran a workshop on working with radio aids and cochlear implants at The Midlands Hearing Implant Programme in Aston University in Birmingham. Our team shared updates on radio aids such as the Cochlear N7 system, Med-El Sonnet and Advanced Bionics. They also focused on recent wireless microphones, including the Roger Touch Screen and…

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Training Scholarships for 2019

The British Association of Teachers of the Deaf (BATOD) is managing five scholarships for teachers to train to become Teachers of the Deaf. The Memorial Scholarships, named after BATOD’s first President and the Ewing Foundation’s first Chief Executive Con Powell, are aimed at teachers whose Local Authority or school is not obliged to support them…

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Deafness and Autism Event

In April 2018 we ran a Deafness and Autism Special Interest Group event at The Bridge Conference Centre in London. This annual event, which is a collaboration between the British Association of Teachers of the Deaf (BATOD) and Burwood Park Foundation, is designed to help parents and professionals to support deaf children on the autistic spectrum.…