Associate Professor Margaret Brown, a principal Fellow with Melbourne Graduate School of Education will present a twilight session to introduce the VDEI Protocol for the Assessment of Students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing. The Protocol can be implemented with primary and secondary school students.
The Protocol will be introduced, outlining its rationale, the course of its development and how it might be used. The primary aim of the Protocol is to provide teachers with a framework for assessment, goal setting, teaching, and review of the progress of primary and secondary students with significant levels of hearing loss, particularly those using spoken language; however aspects of the Protocol are also appropriate for students communicating through Auslan.
The Protocol covers major developmental domains such as cognitive and behavioural assessment, speech, language and communication, literacy and social-emotional competence. It also addresses device use and maintenance, for students for whom this is appropriate. In summary, it provides a framework for teachers to generate data from which to design and implement appropriate interventions and to evaluate these interventions.
After this session, participants will be able to:
identify, describe and apply particular assessment tools
interpret the results in conjunction with other information
identify targets for intervention and plan for evaluation of the intervention.
Associate Professor Margaret Brown is a Principal Fellow with the Melbourne Graduate School of Education. She is a qualified teacher of the deaf whose early career has included teaching in a school for the deaf, peripatetic teaching and coordination of a hearing unit in the UK. Since coming to Australia, she implemented and led the Parent Advisory Service before joining the University of Melbourne. She completed her PhD in the area of parent-child play interactions. Margaret has published over 50 academic papers and has supervised many Masters and Doctoral students. She was one of the authors of the Monitoring Protocol for Deaf Babies in the UK and has worked with colleagues from the University of Manchester and University of Birmingham. She has held the position of editor of the Australian Journal of Education of the Deaf until it amalgamated with Deafness and Education International for which she is now the Australian Editor.
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 and
2. All day paid car parking in nearby complexes, we recommend: