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Understanding Hearing Loss: Tips and Tricks for Supporting a Student with Hearing Loss in the Classroom

2 March @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm


This course explores the impact of hearing loss on learning in a preschool or classroom environment and provides practical strategies to best support student learning and engagement.

Key learnings

  • Understand degrees and types of hearing loss
  • Explore the implications of hearing loss on learning and development
  • Identify and address challenges to facilitate learning and optimal progress
  • Understand the use of a Wireless Communication Device
  • Learn practical classroom teaching tips to best support engagement, participation and learning for students with hearing loss.
  • Course details

    • Two hour online interactive course for professionals working with preschool, primary and high school students with hearing loss.
    • Multiple opportunities for group discussion of key concepts and practical application of strategies to support student learning.
    • Participants will require access a computer/tablet with video and audio capabilities in order to join and interact throughout the course .


    Interactive & online: Participants attend using a videoconferencing platform. A unique link to access the course will be provided to participants at the time of registration.

    Course duration: 2 hours

    AUD $99 incl GST

    Course facilitator

    Ingrid Steyns, BBHSc, MSLP, CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert. AVT®

    Ingrid is the Principal Manager of Clinical Learning and Development at The Shepherd Centre. Ingrid completed a Bachelor of Behavioural Health Sciences and a Masters in Speech and Language Pathology at The University of Sydney, Australia. Ingrid is a Certified Listening and Spoken Language Specialist (LSLS Cert. AVT®) and holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence as a Speech Language Pathologist. Ingrid has worked in clinical settings providing cochlear implant evaluation, diagnostic assessment and therapeutic intervention services for individuals with hearing loss and their families. Ingrid has developed international training programs, mentored professionals in the field throughout the world and has presented at numerous international conferences and workshops in the field worldwide.

    Dr Pia Watkins, PhD

    Dr Pia Watkins, PhD is a Senior Research Audiologist and Regional Manager of the Southern Part of NSW and ACT. She has a background as a Paediatric Speech Pathologist in Denmark, before completing her Master of Audiology and PhD of Audiology at Macquarie University under a HEARing CRC Scholarship. Pia is passionate about hearing and listening difficulties in children of all ages. She enjoys combining clinical knowledge with the latest research in order to create new and innovative ways to support each child to reach their full potential.



    Completing ”Understanding Hearing Loss: Tips and Tricks for Supporting a Student with Hearing Loss in the Classroom” can contribute 2 hours of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Elective PL. 


    Completing ”Understanding Hearing Loss: Tips and Tricks for Supporting a Student with Hearing Loss in the Classroom” can contribute 2 hours of TQI Accredited PL addressing Standard Descriptors 1.1.2, 1.2.2, 1.6.2, 2.6.2, 3.3.2, 3.5.2, 4.1.2, 4.2.2, 4.4.2, 4.5.2, 6.3.2, 6.4.2.

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    2 March
    11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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