VDEI are pleased to be hosting a one day workshop on Assessments, Analysis and Interventions for Pragmatic Skills in September. The presenters will be Associate Professor Dianne Toe and Dr Louise Paatsch from Deakin University.
Students who are deaf or hard of hearing (DHH) demonstrate a range of pragmatic skills. Some struggle with subtle verbal and non-verbal cues, which can disrupt conversational fluency and therefore their everyday social interactions. Improving the student's pragmatic skills, however, can improve their conversational fluency and, thus, social interaction
Introducing the latest research, this workshop will provide teachers of the deaf with information on the assessment of pragmatic skills. The research will also assist teachers in translating this information to into learning goals and tailored interventions they can use to develop pragmatic skills in students who are DHH.
Associate Professor Dianne Toe is the Deputy head of the School of Education in the Faculty of Arts and Education at Deakin University. Her background is in Psychology, Audiology, and Education. She has worked in these fields since 1983, with 27 years as an academic at the Universities of Melbourne and Newcastle and now Deakin University. A strong foundation in developmental psychology underpins all of Dianne's work. She is actively involved in research relating to the development of pragmatic language skills in children who are deaf or hard of hearing, publishing widely and sharing this work in a range of international forums.
1. Assess pragmatic skills
2. Describe and apply the assessment to plan learning goals for individual students
3. Foster their student's verbal and non-verbal pragmatic skills
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).
Unfortunately, there is no parking available on site at VDEI. There are two options available:Metered street parking is available on St Kilda Road and High Street; andAll day paid car parking is available in close walking distance to VDEI. For prices, please check their website.Pullman Melbourne Albert Park, Queens Road (crn Lorne Street) Wilson Carpark, Queens Lane.
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