The Victorian Deaf Education Institute offers an
innovative professional learning program in partnership with schools,
universities and professional organisations, catering for Victorian education
professionals who are supporting students who are deaf or hard of hearing, as
well as students with additional needs, across a range of educational settings.
Following extensive stakeholder engagement, key
learning needs have been identified across sectors and the themes provide the
foundation for VDEI's professional learning. Facilitated by leading academics
and practitioners, professional learning programs are offered on topics such as: language and literacy development; assistive
technologies; audiology; research to practice; social and emotional
development; speech development; production; communication skills for professionals;
and assessment to intervention.
Since its establishment in 2010, VDEI has provided an
innovative suite of high quality professional learning programs to more than
1000 professionals working with children who are deaf or hard of hearing.
VDEI demonstrates exemplary practice in its focus
on inclusive and accessible learning, including the provision of interpreting
at professional learning workshops and seminars, live captioning, and remote
access via videoconferencing on request.