Linking Listening to Language


Our popular training day returns on Wednesday 11 July 2018, 10am – 4pm, at the headquarters of SENSE, 101 Pentonville Road, London N1 9LG.

The day will include:

  • 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

For more information, please contact Trish at trishac@ewing-foundation.org.uk or tel/ text: 07703 470 101

 

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Linking Listening to Language

Our popular training day returns on Wednesday 11 July 2018, 10am – 4pm, at the headquarters of SENSE, 101 Pentonville Road, London N1 9LG.

The day will include:

  • 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

For more information, please contact Trish at trishac@ewing-foundation.org.uk or tel/ text: 07703 470 101

Deafness and Autism event

The next Deafness and Autism Special Interest Group event will take place on 18 April 2018 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.

The theme of this year’s training day is Closer Collaboration with Practical Strategies. Please contact Joyce Sewell-Rutter on burwoodpark@ewing-foundation.org.uk to book your place (standard ticket £100, BATOD members £95 and parents £20). View the BATOD SIG 2018 programme here. Download the BATOD SIG 2018 booking form here.

Pauline Hughes retires after fifty years in deaf education

Ewing Foundation Chief Executive Officer Pauline Hughes retires today after fifty years of working with and for deaf children and young people.

Pauline has worked in a variety of settings, including as a Teacher of the Deaf and as Headteacher of Ovingdean Hall School. She has spent the last twelve years as CEO of Ewing Foundation for deaf children: ‘This post has been very fulfilling, and I am grateful to have had the experience of helping to develop the work of this unique and special charity with the support and help of a wonderful team and Trustees.’

She has witnessed great change over the course of her career:

‘The advances in technology and knowledge of language acquisition are accelerating, and deaf learners’ potential to develop spoken language on a par with their hearing peers, and to access mainstream curricula, are improving all the time. In 1967, I could never have dreamt that profoundly deaf children could have age-appropriate speech and language by the time they started school. There has been amazing progress, but still much to be done.’

Pauline is not leaving deaf education entirely; she remains a Trustee of Ovingdean Hall Foundation, a grant-making charity which supports education projects for deaf children.

 

Ewing Foundation’s Speech in Noise Toolkit on sale

An easy-to-use toolkit to help Teachers of the Deaf has been designed by Ewing Foundation in partnership with Connevans Ltd. The Ewing Foundation Speech in Noise Toolkit plays pre-recorded sound through the user’s own device (computer, tablet, smart phone) and includes all equipment needed to carry out accurate and repeatable speech in noise tests for pupils of all ages.

Diagram of the Ewing Foundation Speech in Noise Toolkit in use.

The Toolkit is intended for use in real-life school settings. While it is not intended to replace or replicate clinical test tools, when used as part of a range of tests, the Toolkit will provide useful, measurable and repeatable speech discrimination test results which will help inform decisions regarding the best provision for the child. It includes the Manchester Picture Test, Manchester Junior Word List and AB Short Word List, plus the required equipment needed to perform speech tests from a variety of devices.

The Toolkit is available from Connevans Ltd, priced at £895 (ex VAT and shipping). Please contact us if you would like to arrange a demonstration.

 

New Deafness and Autism event announced

This year’s BATOD/ Burwood Park Foundation Special Interest Group event will return to The Bridge Training Centre in London on April 27th 2017. Tickets are £85 for BATOD members and £95 for non-members, including lunch. Topics include music, research and reducing stress. View Special Interest Group programme here Download booking form here