Working Through Audition- LIMITED AVAILABILITY

Working Through Audition is the foundation part of AVUK's in-depth training package - delivered online







Course content

This foundation course is designed to equip you with the practical skills needed to accelerate spoken language development through listening in pre-school aged children with hearing loss and their families. 

Topics include:

  • Working through audition
  • Moving on from the ling sounds
  • Going from one to two key words
  • Checking understanding through listening
  • Speech acoustics
  • The parent journey

For more information on this course, click here


Structure

Using a combination of self-study, shared video and live and pre-recorded webinars we are able to deliver the course content to students worldwide via our online classroom. 

The theory elements are delivered through podcasts, which delegates access via the portal on our website and watch at a time that is convenient to them. At the end of each podcast delegates are set tasks to incorporate into their sessions. Delegates are required to record these sessions and clips are then uploaded to our secure online classroom so they can be watched and reviewed by the group during the live webinars, with the course tutors giving feedback, advice and ideas for further development. Delegates are required to participate in a minimum of 80% of the webinars in order to complete the course.  At the end of the course delegates are required to submit post-course written and video assignments. Delegates who successfully complete the course will be eligible to undertake our advanced training if they wish to. 

Duration: 6 months

CEUs: 36

Date: The course will start in Summer 2024 and run for six months (exact dates to be confirmed).

Timings of live webinars to be confirmed. 


Entry requirements

To complete this course you must be a qualified speech and language therapist, teacher of the deaf or audiologist.

In order enrol on one of these courses, eligible professionals must have a caseload that includes at least 2 deaf babies/pre-schoolers who they see regularly (weekly or fortnightly) for therapy with the child’s parent/carer. 

International professionals are welcome; this is an online learning course and therefore there are no visa or travel requirements but participants will need to understand and converse in English at a professional/technical level in order to take part in the webinar discussions and should note that all course dates are scheduled around English public and school holidays. 


Fees and funding

This six month course costs £945

We may have funding bursaries available for those who meet the following requirements:

  • You must be a fully qualified speech and language therapist, Teacher of the Deaf or audiologist.
  • You must be practising in the UK and be employed by a local authority or NHS Trust. We occasionally accept applications from professionals working private practice or charities as long as the delegate can demonstrate how they will work to transform service provision in the location they work. 
  • You must be working with pre-school children with hearing loss and have at least three children on your current caseload who you see on a regular basis. 
  • You must demonstrate that you are passionate about developing your auditory practice to improve the listening and spoken language outcomes in the children you work with.
  • You must demonstrate that you fully understand the requirements to complete this course.

For more information about the bursary funding, please click here


Please also note that course dates may be liable to minor changes. AVUK reserves the right to delay the start of a course if it is undersubscribed.

We have multiple foundation courses starting through the year in small cohorts of 5 or 6 participants and are able to deliver this course to employers wishing to train groups of staff. 

The foundation course has been accredited by AG Bell Academy for 36 hours of continuous professional development (CEUs) but completion of this course does not carry any formal educational or professional qualifications. 

If you have any questions or want to enrol on the foundation course, please register your interest and a member of the training team will follow up with you. 

If you are enquiring on behalf of someone else, please give their details. 

You will receive email confirmation of your booking. If you do not receive this please email [email protected] 

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