Michelle Baker and Michelle Stark, teachers of the deaf with 35 years of shared signing experience, presented a one day workshop entitled ‘It’s all their hands – assessing the reading skills of signing deaf children’ at the Victorian Deaf Education Institute on Monday 6 May 2013.
This workshop used video footage of deaf children reading to demonstrate the use of miscue analysis with signing children and how this could support the development of reading strategies in the sign bilingual environment.
Michelle Baker has been working as a teacher of the deaf for nearly twenty years. In 2005 Michelle received the Qld Premier’s Award for Excellence in Teaching for her work in Sign Bilingualism. For the last five years, Michelle has been involved in the production and delivery of training in relation to Sign Bilingual education for staff working with deaf children.
Michelle Stark is a qualified teacher of the deaf and professional sign language interpreter. Michelle has worked with deaf children at all ages of schooling from the early years right through to the tertiary level. For the last two years she has been involved in the development and delivery of training in relation to literacy and deaf children.