The development of Auslan is crucial to language development and access to the curriculum by students who use sign language as a primary means of communication. VDEI funded the production of the Auslan Development Assessment tool (based on the British Sign Language Assessment tool) in recognition of the need for an improved model of assessment and intervention for Auslan. The tool is standardised on children between the ages of 4 and 11 years. Recommendations from the analysis of the results of assessment tests may inform the development of Individual Learning Plans in the classroom.
This three day training program provides an opportunity for teachers, speech pathologists and psychologists who are experienced in working with children who are deaf, and have knowledge of assessment protocols, to be trained for accreditation to use the Auslan Development Assessment tool. Participants must complete the course and be accredited by the trainer in order to use the assessment tool. Participants should have advanced signing skills as the training program is delivered in Auslan and will be co-presented by an approved Auslan Development Assessment tool trainer and a native user of Auslan.
Michelle Baker has been working as a teacher of the deaf for nearly twenty years. In 2005 she received the Queensland Premier's Award for Excellence in Teaching for her work in Sign Bilingualism. For the last ten years, Michelle has been involved in the production and delivery of training around Sign Bilingual education for staff working with deaf children. Michelle's postgraduate studies, and the focus of much of the training she has developed, centres on the pedagogical use of sign language in the classroom and how this affects English literacy development for deaf students.
Sally Strobridge is a native user of sign language and has spent a number of years working in schools supporting teachers and signing deaf students to enhance their Auslan skills. She has a degree in science and education and has studied and taught sign language linguistics to beginners through to those at university level.
The closest train station to VDEI is the Prahran station, on the Sandringham line.The closest tram stops are Tram Stop 27 (cnr St Kilda Road and High Street) and Tram stop 28 (cnr Punt Road and High Street).
Two parking options are available within close walking distance to VDEI’s learning centre.1. metered street parking available along St Kilda Road and High Street and2. all day paid car parking in nearby complexes, we recommend:
Pullman Melbourne Albert Park, Queens Road (crn Lorne Street)
Wilson Carpark, Queens Lane.
Please check their websites for accurate prices and early bird specials.Unfortunately there is no longer access to parking facilities onsite at VDEI.
$1000 ( includes a copy of the test)
$285 Training only
As this is an interactive training program we are unable to provide remote access to this event.