Victorian Deaf Education Institute
Welcome to the VDEI
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Welcome to the VDEI

 

The Victorian Deaf Education Institute (VDEI) was established to enable excellence in deaf education throughout Victoria. Through VDEI, the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development is committed to improving educational outcomes for deaf and hard of hearing children and young people from birth to adulthood.

 
In partnership with schools, universities, early childhood and deafness professionals, VDEI achieves this by:
  • Providing and delivering excellence in professional learning programs across the disciplines involved in deaf education;
  • Identifying the evidence for best practice in teaching and learning to support development throughout an individual's life cycle;
  • Enabling improved curriculum access and inclusion in learning for deaf students through innovation and technology based solutions; and
  • Contributing to a local and global learning community through strengthened networks for knowledge exchange and capacity building.
VDEI enables hundreds of professionals each year including mainstream teachers, teachers of the deaf, audiologists, speech pathologists, psychologists, and speech and language support staff to have the opportunity to build their expertise in providing improved learning support to the 3800 Victorian children and young people with hearing loss.

VDEI is a world-class learning centre - a place where individuals and groups can connect, converse and access the resources necessary to learn and innovate for the advancement of deaf and hard of hearing children and young people from birth to 18 in Victoria.
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calendarMar 30
Recent workshop: ‘The Listening Brain - From Research to Practice’ with Dr Carol Flexer - 24 and 25 March 2014
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Dr Carol Flexer recently presented a two day workshop entitled: ‘The Listening Brain: From Research to Practice’ to teachers, therapists and school support staff working with students with hearing loss at VDEI on 24 and 25 March 2014. Dr Carol Fle... read more
calendarMar 24
Launch of Transition into Primary School Kit for deaf and hard of hearing children at VDEI - 22 March 2014
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Families of deaf and hard of hearing children and professionals working in the deaf sector attended the official launch of the Transition into Primary School Kit at the Victorian Deaf Education Institute on Saturday 22 March 2014. The Transition i... read more
calendarMar 14
Appointment of new VDEI Director
It is with great pleasure that we are able to announce the appointment of Dr Jill Duncan to the position of Director of VDEI.  Dr Jill Duncan comes with a plethora of experience in the deafness field: she studied Speech Pathology, Audiology and Deaf... read more
calendarMar 12
Opportunity: VDEI Professional Learning Bursaries 2014
VDEI is offering a number of professional learning bursaries for DEECD educators working with deaf and hard of hearing students in 2014.   The bursary covers the cost of five days of professional learning programs offered through VDEI and the cost ... read more
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Families of deaf and hard of hearing children and professionals working in the deaf sector attended the official launch of the Transition into Primary School Kit at the Victorian Deaf Education Institute on Saturday 22 March 2014. The Transition into Primary School Kit is designed to support families and those working with the family in transitioning a child who is deaf or hard of hearing into primary school.  It aims to inform those involved with the transition process to ensure a positive t...