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Language therapy in British Sign Language course City Health

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Course overview

This course introduces participants to planning and delivering language therapy in British Sign Language.

Course outcomes

Course outcomes

Basic skills in planning, delivering and evaluating language therapy sessions in BSL. The course will support SLTs and Deaf tutors, instructors and those in other roles to work more effectively together to support the language learning needs of children who use BSL.

Eligibility

Eligibility

Prerequisite knowledge

Participants must have attended, or work closely with a colleague who has attended, the BSL Production Test Training course.

Participants must also be currently work with children who are or are aiming to be BSL users.

English requirements

Good written English skills.

Assessment

Assessment

The course provides theoretical information in presentations as well as video observation of cases. Group discussion and practical activities are included to support learning.

Recommended reading

Recommended reading

Herman, R. (2015). Language Assessment of Deaf Learners. In H. E. T. Knoors & M. Marschark (Eds.), Educating Deaf Learners: Creating a Global Evidence Base.

Herman, R., Rowley, K., Mason, K., & Morgan, G. (2014). Deficits in narrative abilities in child British Sign Language users with specific language impairment. International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders / Royal College of Speech & Language Therapists, 49(3), 343–53. http://doi.org/10.1111/1460-6984.12078

Mason, K., Rowley, K., Marshall, C. R., Atkinson, J. R., Herman, R., Woll, B., & Morgan, G. (2010). Identifying specific language impairment in deaf children acquiring British Sign Language: Implications for theory and practice. British Journal of Developmental Psychology, 28(1), 33–49. http://doi.org/10.1348/026151009X484190