Welcome to Professional Development Hub
You don't need to purchase a HearHub subscription to enjoy The Shepherd Centre's range of cost-effective and accessible professional development resources and courses - in fact some of them are free!
We aim to equip teachers, educators, speech pathologists, paediatric audiologists, therapists, allied health professionals and parents with current research based knowledge and practical skills to support children with hearing loss to develop clear, age-appropriate speech, language, literacy and social skills through audition and listening, in a variety of educational and developmental settings.
Why should I choose The Shepherd Centre professional development?
The Shepherd Centre is an internationally recognised leading provider of early intervention programs for children with hearing loss. Renowned for its outstanding results, the vast majority of children typically graduate from The Shepherd Centre to attend mainstream school with listening and spoken language skills on par with those of their hearing peers.
The Shepherd Centre difference
Many of our professional development courses are delivered live and interactive online by our team of transdisciplinary experts, meaning you can learn from the best and join a session from anywhere in the world.
The Shepherd Centre has a longstanding history of supporting children with hearing loss through our Online Telehealth System. Our interactive online professional development workshops offer strategies for supporting children and students via Telehealth.
- Itinerant Support Teachers for children with hearing loss
- K-12 Teachers
- Speech Pathologists
- Paediatric audiologists
- Early Intervention Specialists
- Preschool Educators
- Childcare Educators
-Parents with school-age children
Explore our innovative courses
The Shepherd Centre's professional development program provides interactive courses that are founded in best-practice principles and hearing loss research. All programs provide professional development training to aid professionals providing support to children and families.
Meet two of our facilitators
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 Anne Fulcher, PhD LSLS Cert AVT ®
Anne has been working with children with hearing loss for over 40 years. Anne was introduced into the field as a tutor to Dr Bruce Shepherd’s two children with profound hearing loss while completing BADipEd in Maths, Education and Psychology at Macquarie. Anne was awarded a Rotary Postgraduate scholarship to complete a Masters Degree in Speech and Hearing Loss at Smith College/Clarke School, Massachusetts. She completed her PhD: “Speaking for Themselves: Speech Outcomes of Auditory-Verbal Children with Early-Identified Severe/Profound Hearing Loss” in 2012. Anne has worked in various capacities including an ITHS unit manager for children with multiple disabilities and new support units for isolated children and families. Anne helped to pioneer and establish The Shepherd Centre’s First Sounds Cochlear Implant Program and Social Skills programs.
Please review individual courses for courses that contribute to elective PD for NESA
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