This Lipreading course in Dover is for anybody who has an acquired hearing loss and wants to learn to communicate better in general conversation with family, friends and colleagues. , , By the end of the course, successful students will be able to:, , - recognise visible consonant lip shapes, long vowels and double vowels and cope with non-visible sounds,, - use body language and facial expressions to assist lipreading,, - use fingerspelling to aid lipreading,, - recognise good conditions and helpful tactics for lipreading - seating, lighting etc,, - acquire and access information about assistive equipment available for home/office and about agencies which are helpful to people with a hearing loss. , , Students will also benefit from sharing experiences with others who have a hearing loss. They will find lipreading classes are positive, motivating and enjoyable. They will benefit from increased observation skills, increased confidence and reduced stress., , Join this course at any time subject to availability.
How will I be taught?
Whole and small group teaching - a little theory to help you understand, a lot of practical exercises to improve your skills; activities to improve your observation so that you can fill in the gaps in what you hear; stories and articles to improve your concentration; topics of interest to keep you up to date; and occasional games to make it fun., , , , Initial assessment is carried out at the beginning of the course to assess individual skill level. Each students starting point is recorded on an Individual Learning Plan (ILP) and targets are set to aid development of the skill. These are revisited from time to time during the course to monitor and record progress., Initial assessment will be carried out at the beginning of the course to assess individual skill level. Each students starting point will be recorded on an Individual Learning Plan (ILP) and targets will be set. This will be revisited from time to time during the course to monitor and record progress.
What do I need to bring with me?
A folder for your notes, notebook/paper,
What can I do next?
Learners can continue with Lipreading - Advanced classes or attend Lipreading - All Levels.
What do I need to join the course
No previous experience is required., For adults of all ages who have an acquired hearing loss needing communication support, ie. people who have developed a hearing loss after they have learned to speak. For those who have attended lipreading classes for two years or more or who are confident and require a faster pace or wish to return to lipreading and up-date skills.
Getting to your course
Dover Discovery Centre
If you require any information about this location then please call 03000 41 22 22* and quote the Course Code DOV/117493/M/LC.
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