Hosted by AVUK in collaboration with Dr Josephine Marriage and Lyndsey Allen, LSLS Cert. AVT

Audiologist? Speech and Language Therapist? Educator of the Deaf? (Or studying to become one?) This one day workshop is for you as, together, we make sure children in our care get the best possible access to sound.

Clear speech and spoken language is dependent on access to sound, but what access is needed and how do we check children are getting it?

Detection tasks tell us children are hearing, but not what they are hearing. For that we need knowledge of speech acoustics and discrimination activities.

Join us to understand speech acoustics and know how to apply your knowledge to children’s babble and words. We’ll observe the vocalisations and words of children from birth and recognise normal developmental changes.

Move beyond the ling sounds and know how your observations and discrimination activities can be used to validate hearing aids. This is a theory into practice course, with practical activities, video examples and new resources to use in your role.

Learning objectives

  • Describe how articulation relates to the sound frequencies of vowels and consonants
  • Recognise normal developmental patterns for babble and speech sound development
  • Compare speech discrimination activities, including the consonant confusion test developed by Dr Josephine Marriage
  • Ways to validate hearing aids
  • Formulate a plan for a child you support

**Book your place before the 28th February and you can bring a colleague along for free! Simply purchase one full price ticket and select the second ticket option to claim the free ticket.**

Short course terms and conditions .PDF

Unfortunately this course is now full. Please email [email protected] if you would like to be added to the waiting list.