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Promoting Parent Partnerships for Children who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing Masterclass Series 2024

This series will focus on strategies and skills to coach and partner with parents with children who are Deaf or hard of hearing.
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6 June 2024
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Course Information

Session 1: Introduction to parent partnerships with Sheridan Howell (recorded and ready to view)

A key principle of family centred early intervention is family/provider partnerships and a key commitment in our schooling system is collaboration with students and families. The reality is partnerships between families and professionals can be complex relationships that strengthen a child’s opportunities or negatively hinder development and learning. This presentation will explore current best practice and strategies to develop collaborative partnerships with families in the early years; embracing differences, building on strengths, and valuing the knowledge and skills each member of the partnership contributes.

Session 2: Coaching strategies to support parent partnerships with Trudy Smith (ready to view April 30)

A successful partnership is built through shared goals and planning, This presentation will provide a range of strategies to promote family centred early intervention through the use of effective coaching strategies.

Session 3: Coaching families from diverse backgrounds with Andrew Kendrick (12-1pm AEST Thursday 6 June 2024)

Much of Andrew’s caseload includes families where English is not their first language. He will provide an introduction to parent coaching through a Team Around the Child model of service delivery. The presentation include strategies and tips that have informed his practice of delivering outcomes-based therapy to the families he works with. Strategies for working with interpreters will be included.

Session 4: Bringing it all together with Trudy Smith (12-1pm AEST Thursday 8 August)

This session invites you to work through case studies and discuss strategies to support families on your caseload.

This event has been approved for 4 CEUs from the AG Bell Academy of Listening and Spoken Language.



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