Lipreading and managing hearing loss: advanced
Time: 13:00 - 15:00
Location: KS - Keeley Street
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What is the course about?
Increase your awareness, perception and interpretation of lip patterns, along with other visual and contextual clues to spoken English. Share information and experiences relevant to everybody with an acquired hearing loss.
What will we cover?
- theory and practice of lipreading - revision of core theory as appropriate to class members' needs and introduction of more complex theoretical points.
- awareness and development of your own communication skills particularly in relation to other hearing impaired people.
- further development of other relevant skills: memory, concentration, observation, awareness of rhythm, situation, context, facial expression and body language.
- information on new assistive equipment, services and hearing loss as requested by class members.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- identify and switch between sounds/words/phrases that look similar when lipreading.
- develop your own communication skills particularly in relation to other hearing impaired people.
- update and share information on assistive equipment, services and hearing loss as relevant to members of the group.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
You will have an acquired hearing loss and use spoken English to communicate with others.
Straightforward written sentences are used in exercises and during teaching to confirm spoken words.
You will have attended both a beginners' and improvers' lipreading course, or you will have agreed with the tutor that the level of the class is appropriate for you.
This course will be delivered in spoken English and not 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 each session including structured exercises, drills, prose, role play, quizzes and practical work. Students will work in large groups, smaller groups and pairs. Information may be shared by means of handouts, demonstrations, discussion, presentations.
We aim to make all our lipreading 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?
Please bring a notebook, pen and A4 folder.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
You will be given information about other courses that may be relevant e.g. Mindfulness skills for hearing loss, Manage your tinnitus.
Anita is Tutor Coordinator, Lipreading Teacher Training Course at City Lit, and teaches Lipreading and Managing Hearing Loss to advanced level. She qualified as a lipreading teacher several years ago and is currently working both face-to-face and online. Anita relishes the opportunity to help people acquire the skill, tools and information needed to become better lipreaders and manage hearing loss effectively. A BA (Hons) in Literature with Art History has given her a keen interest in the English language and she now has a great enthusiasm for explaining how to interpret it without sound!
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.