The Victorian Deaf Education Institute (VDEI) is pleased to welcome Dr John Luckner for a special twilight event. John is working with VDEI as part of an online literacy project, which is currently in development and due for completion late in 2016.
The twilight presentation will be held in the VDEI Learning Centre on Tuesday 17 May. The topic is An Examination of the Evidence-Based Practices in Literacy for Students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing.
There has been an international movement to improve the quality of services provided to students and to increase their educational outcomes by requiring that decisions about education policies and practices be based on scientific evidence instead of the advertising of product developers or the opinions of individual experts. The evidence-based practices approach seeks to use high-quality research evidence that is integrated with professional expertise as well as student/family preferences and values into the process of making educational decisions in order to increase the use of interventions that have been demonstrated to be effective, to prevent the use of interventions that are ineffective, and to delay the use of those that have not yet been shown to be effective. The purpose of this presentation is to share a summary of the evidence-based practices in the areas of communication and literacy for students who are deaf or hard of hearing.
At the completion of this workshop participants will be able to:
Define evidence-based practices.
Explain why a paucity of evidence-based practices currently exists for students who are deaf or hard of hearing.
Describe criteria that are used to evaluate evidence-based practices for students who are deaf or hard of hearing.
Identify promising practices in the area of literacy for students who are deaf or hard of hearing.
Discuss resources for accessing information about evidence-based practices that are effective with typical students and students with disabilities.
Dr. John Luckner is a professor and the coordinator of the Deaf Education teacher preparation program in the School of Special Education at the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, Colorado, USA. He also serves as the Director of Research and Evaluation for the Bresnahan/Halstead Center at the University of Northern Colorado. He is the co-author of five books and one test, nineteen book chapters and more than 80 juried journal articles. He serves on the editorial review board for the American Annals of the Deaf, Communication Disorders Quarterly and Teaching Exceptional Children. His current research interests include literacy, teacher preparation, social-emotional development and the provision of appropriate services for students who are deaf or hard of hearing and their families.
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; and
All 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.