New Training Opportunities
We offer a variety of technical and educational strategy courses to help you support your deaf students. These include a technical course offered in collaboration with the NHS, and training days on teaching grammar and literacy to deaf children. We also organise information sharing days for professionals working with deaf children in the Greater London area. Please contact us for an informal discussion about your training needs.
Examples of recent events:
GLADE, 26 May 2022
The most recent meeting of GLADE (Greater London Affiliation for Deaf Education) took place on Thursday 26 May 2022 in London.
GLADE is our networking group for professionals working in resource provisions across Greater London. The aim of the group is to share good practice through discussion and training, and alleviate the isolation of specialist staff encouraging networking and peer support.
GLADE brings people together to share ideas and practice, and its membership has been growing each year. Please contact us if you would like to learn about future events.
Speech tests training, April 2022
This April, staff from the Ewing Foundation took part in an event at the University of Southampton Auditory Implant Service (USAIS).
The event, aimed at education professionals supporting deaf children and young people, provided an opportunity to review the latest research on speech tests, learn about speech tests in educational settings and look at assessment tools and resources.
Con Powell Memorial Scholarships - application period open until 8 April 2022
Five scholarships are available each year for teachers who wish to train to become Teachers of the Deaf. The scholarships are managed by the British Association of Teachers of the Deaf (BATOD) and funded by Ovingdean Hall Foundation. Scholars are supported by Ewing Foundation staff. They are aimed at teachers whose Local Authorities are not obliged to fund them. The Scholarship application period for 2022 closed on 8 April 2022. Find out more about the Con Powell Memorial Scholarships.
British Association of Teachers of The Deaf's 2021-2022 webinar series
We were delighted to sponsor the Continuous Professional Development webinar series organised by The British Association of Teachers of the Deaf (BATOD). The masterclass series, named ‘Together We Achieve’, marked BATOD’s 45th anniversary of working in partnership with other organisations. Events ran from April 2021 to March 2022, and covered a broad range of topics:
- Mental health and wellbeing
- Working with families
- Audiology and technology
- Communications and language
- Teaching and learning
- Specialist and early intervention
Free Oticon webinar with Technology Consultant Paul Harris, 21st June 2021
Following the great success of his technology update in March, our Technology Consultant Paul Harris took part in another free webinar for Oticon.
The webinar focused on connecting Oticon equipment to devices in the classroom and at home. Topics addressed included:
- Demonstrating how to monitor transparency of the frequency response using an FP35 Hearing Aid Analyzer (for peace of mind)
- How to use EduMic for classroom media
- Connecting to soundfield or a classroom amplification system
- Connecting to television and gaming equipment
- Hardwire connection options
- Various functionality on the Oticon smartphone app
Paul’s event in March 2021 focused on remote microphones, compatibility between brands and tamper-resistant battery doors. He considered advances in signal processing, how to link hearing aids to smart devices, and issues around data logging in hearing aids.
Understanding Radio Aids and Cochlear Implants
This hands-on workshop, which usually takes place at The Midlands Hearing Implant Programme in Birmingham, focuses on setting up radio aid systems and cochlear implant processors.
Deafness and Autism Special Interest Group
Do you support deaf children who are on the autism spectrum? We have run a number of one-day events focused on research and practical strategies, managing anxiety and the autism progression framework. The Special Interest Group is a collaboration between our Burwood Park Consultant Joyce Sewell-Rutter and the British Association of Teachers of the Deaf (BATOD).
For more information, please contact Joyce at firstname.lastname@example.org
Linking Listening to Language
This training day included understanding and assessing listening skills; effective use of speech discrimination tests; exploring the links between listening and language assessment; case studies, videos and discussion. For more information about future courses, please contact us.
Getting to Grips with Grammar
This one-day training event included:
- fundamental concepts about syntax/ grammar and terminology
- understanding how children’s syntax develops
- using STASS effectively to analyse children’s developing syntax
- monitoring the emergence of complex language
- using the information to inform planning
There were opportunities to view resources and share ideas and strategies with other delegates.
For more information about how we can support you with training, please contact us.