Become more lipreadable

Course Dates: 24/06/22
Time: 10:30 - 13:30
Location: KS - Keeley Street
Do you know a hard of hearing or deaf person who needs to lipread you? Find out how lipreading works and how you can make some small adjustments in order to become more 'lipreadable'.

This course will be taught in spoken English and not in sign language.
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Full fee £49.00 Senior fee £49.00 Concession £49.00

Course Code: GL600

Fri, day, 24 Jun - 24 Jun '22

Duration: 1 session

Or call to enrol:020 7831 7831

Any questions? deafedu@citylit.ac.uk
or call 020 7492 2725

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What is the course about?

This course is for people who know, live with or work with a hard of hearing or deaf person who needs to lipread them to try to understand conversation. This course is a practical workshop where you can find out how lipreading works and how you can make some small adjustments in order to become more ‘lipreadable’.

What will we cover?

- the process of lipreading – all the different skills that are involved
- environmental factors that can affect lipreading
- communication strategies that facilitate lipreading.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

- recognise how lipreading works
- identify factors which make lipreading easier or more difficult
- use strategies to make yourself easier to lipread.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

You will need to be able to read simple English sentences and follow instructions.

This course will be taught in spoken English and not in sign language.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

A variety of teaching methods will be used in this session including presentation, demonstration and practical work. You will work in large groups, smaller groups and pairs. Information may be shared by means of handouts, demonstrations and discussions.

We aim to make all our teaching accessible for students with an acquired hearing loss, whether it is an online course or face to face.

We aim to make all our teaching accessible for students with an acquired hearing loss, whether it is an online course or face to face.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

No, though you may like to bring a notebook and pen.

Lorraine Braggins

Lorraine’s career working with deaf people spans more than 30 years. Following her training at City Lit, she became a hearing therapist and lipreading teacher within an NHS audiology department. She subsequently worked with deaf children in schools, supporting them with their language development. Lorraine joined City Lit in 2008 to manage the Acquired Hearing Loss programme and has since developed many initiatives, such as Lipreading and Managing Hearing Loss courses for armed Forces personnel and veterans, as well as training for Social Services staff to support deaf people. Lorraine enjoys teaching all the varied topics about deafness. She is a passionate champion of the benefits of lipreading classes and has spoken on the issues on BBC Radio 4 and at the House of Commons. In her role as Head of Programme, she is currently involved in the City Lit’s centenary campaign #HearMyLips to train more lipreading teachers across the U.K. Lorraine has a B.A. (Hons) in French and Russian.

Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.