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 student's 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.,
What do I need to bring with me?
A folder for your notes, notebook/paper, pen/pencil, glasses if worn, hearing aid if worn plus spare batteries.
What can I do next?
Students can progress to Lipreading - Intermediate and Advanced classes or continue to attend a Lipreading - All levels course.
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 hearing loss after they have learned to speak. No previous experience of lipreading is required and those who have been learning in previous years are also welcome.
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/117495/M/LC.
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