What is the course about?
Find out about the skills involved in lipreading and build your confidence in understanding conversations. This intensive course will give you some concentrated theory and practice to build on. Suitable for beginners in this subject.
What will we cover?
• visible consonant sounds and which ones look alike
• developing an awareness of how you use other skills to lip-read, such context and facial expression
• developing an awareness of factors that make lipreading easier.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- recognise some visible speech sounds
- identify which visible consonants look alike on the lips
- describe the different skills used to support lip-reading
- describe the factors that make lipreading easier.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This course is intended for adults with an acquired hearing loss who use spoken English to communicate with others. The course will be delivered in spoken English, not British Sign Language.
The classroom has a loop system to support hearing aid users. The room will be arranged to optimize the view of the tutor for lipreaders. If you need a specific adjustment to accommodate your hearing loss, please email email@example.com before the start of the course.
Straightforward written sentences are used in exercises and on the board to confirm spoken words. No previous experience or knowledge of lipreading is necessary.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
In class there will be group work, pair work, practical work, tutor demonstration and instructions.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
Please bring a notebook and pen. You will find it useful to have a folder for A4 handouts.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
You will be given information about other courses that may be relevant e.g. Follow-on lipreading classes and other workshops such as Managing Hearing Loss at Work, Assertiveness and hearing loss, Mindfulness skills for hearing loss, Manage your tinnitus.