New to the Country

September 25, 2017

New to the Country

Do you work with children with hearing loss who are new to the country?

Do you find yourself increasingly working with children who are dual-language learners or have English as an additional language? 

Are you looking for resources for supporting families transitioning to a new system and ensuring the children have great access to learning?

This exciting new online learning experience is for you.

Our virtual conference is suitable for anyone supporting children with hearing loss and their families who are new to the UK. Listen to and participate in keynote presentations and learn ways to support them to navigate the system, develop language and integrate to achieve at school.  Leave with new ideas and resources to enhance your practice with children who are new to the country.




Dual Language Learning for Children with Hearing Loss

Michael Douglas, MED EL (USA)


Assessment of Newly Arrived Children

Tina Wakefield, The Ear Foundation(UK)


Effective Use of Interpreters

Kate Dixon The Ear Foundation(UK)


Language Map – the who, what and when of language learning

Lyndsey Allen The Ear Foundation (UK)


Working With EAL Families

Natalie Clark Leading Learning Trust(UK)


Where to Begin – Auditory Skill Development – EAL learner

Alison Hawkins Bond RIDBC(Aust.)


Becoming Bilingual/Multilingual

Zheng Ng, The Ear Foundation (UK)


Receive this packed programme virtually at your desk in your clinic, school and home and leave with information on practical resources, reading and website links to inform your daily practice working with children with hearing loss newly arrived to your country.



Please visit SoundingBoard for links to suggested reading and resources to support your learning and practice with children and families new to the country.


Reflection, Assessment & Certificates

A reflective thinking template is provided for you use. This tool is to help direct and consolidate your thinking, assisting you in transferring your learning to practice.

Click here to complete a brief assessment as a measure of your learning and to receive the certificate for attending the conference


Presentations can be viewed between September 25, 2017 and December 31, 2020

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