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​​​Professor Shirin D. Antia, in collaboration with RIDBC, will present two full-day individual seminars on Skills for Success for Students with Hearing Loss.​ This event has been endorsed for 12 CE points by the AG Bell Academy of Listening and Spoken Language. LSLS certification numbers will be required at registration on attendance.​

DAY 1. Vocabulary for Success​

The day one workshop will explain her research on vocabulary-building at the Center on Literacy and Deafness. This research was with children who are deaf or hard of hearing (DHH) in kindergarten through to second grade. Topics include: the importance of vocabulary learning, connecting vocabulary with literacy, and effective vocabulary-building teaching strategies. This workshop will include discussions about what it means to know a word, what words should be taught, and how to best teach these words. Dr Antia will also share the best practices of vocabulary-building program for young children without a disability. She will further demonstrate evidence of a successful vocabulary-building program for students who are DHH. 

DAY 2. Developing Social Competence in Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children

The day two workshop will cover how communication difficulties and delays can influence social skills development. The ability to function in a variety of social situations is crucial for social participation within school and professional participation as an adult. This workshop will cover issues related to social skills and social relationships. Professor Antia will outline evidence-based research about social competence in students who are DHH. She will also explain how families, communities, and teachers can create environments that promote the student’s self-determination and social competence.


LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

After this workshop, participants will be able to: 

  • explain the connection between vocabulary and literacy in preadolescents who are DHH  

  • implement effective vocabulary-building strategies in their teaching 

  • articulate the importance of a student knowing a word, what words should be taught, and how to best teach these words

  • resource evidence-based research of successful vocabulary-building for students who are DHH

  • identify social challenges unique to students who are DHH

  • teach effective social skills to students who are DHH

  • resource evidence-based research of social competence in students who are DHH 

  • suggest, advise, establish and modify environments that that promote a student’s self-determination and social competence 

  • relay this information to general education teachers   



LOCATION

The VDEI Learning Centre Victorian Deaf Education Institute ​    

597 St Kilda Road, Melbourne 3004​​

PUBLIC TRANSPORT

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).

PARKING

Two parking options are available within close walking distance to VDEI's learning centre.

1.  Metered street parking is available on St Kilda Road and High Street; and

2.  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 on site at VDEI.​


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Dates and Times

Thursday, May 26, 2016

9:00 AM till 4:00 PM

Friday, May 27, 2016

9:00 AM till 4:00 PM

Add to Calendar5/26/2016 9:00 AM5/27/2016 4:00 PMAustralia/MelbourneSkills for Success for Students with Hearing Loss​​​​Professor Shirin D. Antia, in collaboration with RIDBC, will present two full-day individual seminars on Skills for Success for Students with Hearing Loss.​ This event has been endorsed for 12 CE points by the AG Bell Academy of Listen...VDEI 597 St Kilda Road Melbourne. VIC 3004Victorian Deaf Education Institutevdei@edumail.vic.gov.au

Audience
Teachers of the Deaf, parents of children who are deaf or hard of hearing, educational audiologists, psychologists, social workers, and university students studying a deaf-specific course
Cost

Standard

$95

Remote

$100

Day 1: $95, Remote $100 Day 2: $95, Remote $100 Both Days: $190, Remote $200

Location
VDEI 597 St Kilda Road Melbourne. VIC 3004