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Special FREE Twilight Session Presented by Dr Stacey Tucci - Visual Phonics/Cued Articulation, Speechreading and Fingerspelling
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Dr Stacey Tucci will be presenting this special twilight event on 24 May at VDEI, as part of an online literacy project currently in development.

This twilight session will focus on three strategies that teachers may use to support DHH students' literacy development. Topics of discussion will include:

  1. Speechreading - as a predictor of reading ability, is it a malleable skill?
  2. Visual Phonics/Cued Articulation - as a support for decoding, does clarity of spoken approximation matter?, and
  3. Fingerspelling - as a support for print recognition, how does it support reading of explicitly taught words versus novel words? 
     

Learning objectives

Upon completion of this lecture, attendees will be able to describe:

  1. How teachers might use speechreading to support literacy development 
  2. How teachers might use Visual Phonics/Cued Articulation to support literacy development, and
  3. How teachers might use fingerspelling to support literacy development.

About the Presenter

Dr Stacey Tucci began her career in Deaf Education as a kindergarten teacher where she taught students using many modalities, including Spoken English, American Sign Language (ASL), and sign-supported English (Conceptually Accurate Signed English (CASE)). After several years in the classroom, Dr Tucci transitioned into research and curriculum development focusing on early literacy instruction and abstract thought development for children who are deaf. Dr Tucci has several publications in respected research journals and has presented her work at both national and international schools and conferences including sites across the United States as well as Ethiopia, Australia, and Greece. Dr Tucci is currently the director of Georgia Pathway to Language and Literacy, a state-wide coalition working with private and public agencies to ensure all children in Georgia who are deaf and hard of hearing are on a path to reading proficiency by 3rd grade. 

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 available along 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 onsite at VDEI.

Dates and Times

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

5:00 PM till 7:00 PM

Add to Calendar5/24/2016 5:00 PM5/24/2016 7:00 PMAustralia/MelbourneSpecial FREE Twilight Session Presented by Dr Stacey Tucci - Visual Phonics/Cued Articulation, Speechreading and FingerspellingDr Stacey Tucci will be presenting this special twilight event on 24 May at VDEI, as part of an online literacy project currently in development. This twilight session will focus on three strategies that teachers may use to support DHH students' li...VDEI 597 St Kilda Rd Melbourne VicVictorian Deaf Education Institutevdei@edumail.vic.gov.au

Audience
Teachers of the deaf, speech pathologists, audiologists and parents of children who are deaf or hard of hearing
Cost

Standard

No Charge

Remote

No Charge

Location
VDEI 597 St Kilda Rd Melbourne Vic