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Next Event | Feb 20

Strengthening Pathways - Cathy Clark

Strengthening Pathways: Post-secondary transition planning for student who are deaf or hard of hearing (DHH)Program Outline:This presentation draws on Cathy Clark's investigation into post-secondary pathways for deaf and hard of hearing students.  The twilight presentation will identify the key issues in transition for DHH students an...
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calendarMar 14
Technology and communication: improving pathways to language and literacy development
​Program Outline:This presentation will explore the link between communication tools and the advantages they have in language and literacy development.  This will showcase what is innovative in assistive, adaptive communication technologies...
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calendarMar 19
Building effective relationships with parents of children with disabilities
​Program Outline:This program aims to lead participants towards a compassionate understanding of the possible impacts on a family following the birth of a child with a disability. The key concept of continuing (non-finite) grief is discussed, an...
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What's on at VDEI in 2018 - Professional Learning Events
Welcome to VDEI’s Professional Learning Program for 2018.  Please read the full brochure below to find out more about all of our professional learning events for this year ahead.To view a full copy, download here:PDF  ​... read more
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Phonological Awareness Using Fingerspelling Fact Sheet
​The development of vocabulary and decoding skills is a major barrier to literacy for many children who are deaf or hard of hearing.  However, recent research conducted by Professor Brenda Schick of the Institute of Cognitive Science, Universit... read more
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Systematic Review of Literature: Literacy Learning Strategies
Systematic Review of Literature: Literacy Learning Strategies for Children and Young People who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing and use Signed Language (Auslan)VDEI commissioned the University of Melbourne to undertake a systematic review of the lit... read more
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The VDEI Assessment Protocol
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In April 2016 Associate Professor Margaret Brown, a Principal Fellow with Melbourne Graduate School of Education launched the VDEI Protocol for the Assessment of Students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing. The Protocol can be implemented with primary ... read more
Welcome to VDEI’s Professional Learning Program for 2018.  Please read the full brochure below to find out more about all of our professional learning events for this year ahead.To view a full copy, download here:PDF  ​...