SW Every Deaf Child Matters 2016

23rd June 2016

Equipping and Empowering Deaf Children and Young People for Positive Outcomes.

SW Every Deaf Child Matters 2016

Equipping and Empowering Deaf Children and Young People for Positive Outcomes

When: Wednesday 6 July 2016

Where: Rougemont Hotel, Exeter

On Wednesday 6 July, 2016, hearing experts will be coming together to make sure ‘Every Deaf Child Matters’.

A delegate from the 2015 conference says: “"I work with 0-8 in a mainstream school where I often feel they miss the importance of my work – I feel empowered again!!"

Keynote speaker, Brian Lamb OBE, says: "This conference has become an important national as well as regional event. It is at the forefront of bringing together leading speakers to share the latest thinking about the National context but also blends this with regional knowledge and practical understanding of local implications. The conference is always fizzing with new ideas and approaches and an essential means of keeping up with latest developments in constructive and helpful atmosphere."

To reserve your space on this essential conference, book here now for just £59 – bookings closes on 29 June.

PROGRAMME

09.30 – 10.00 Refreshments on arrival

10.00 – 10.10 Welcome & Scene Setting

Brian Lamb

OBE MAKING SURE DEAF CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE ARE HEARD

10.10 – 10.40 Rights to be heard

Catriona Filmer, National Deaf Children’s Society

Catriona Filmer is manager of the NDCS Education Appeals Team, which support families who are challenging special educational needs decisions or disability discrimination claims to the Special Educational Needs Tribunal.

10.40 – 11.20 Having our say

Young deaf people and parents of deaf children share their experiences.

11.20 – 11.40 Table discussions

11.40 – 12.15 Refreshments & exhibition

PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE

12.15 – 12.30 Speaking up for deaf children and young people

NDCS Youth Advisory Board members

12.30 – 13.00 Voice as Value

Margo Horsley, Fixers UK

In addition to a TV and radio career, Margo Horsley is an acknowledged expert in grant-making programme strategy and design. She was part of the first phase team that set up the National Lottery Charities Board in 1995 and has just recently been shortlisted for a Charity Times Award as Principal of the Year.

13.00 – 14.00 Lunch, networking & exhibition

EQUIPPING DEAF CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE FOR THE BEST ACCESS, INCLUSION AND OUTCOMES

14.00 – 14.25 Emotion coaching to promote children’s emotional well-being

Dr Janet Rose, Bath Spa University

Reader and Programme Leader for the Institute for Education, Dr Rose is currently leading a funded research project working in collaboration with schools, local authorities and various community agencies to facilitate the adoption of emotion coaching in order to promote children's emotional regulation, pro-social behaviour, well-being and resilience.

14.25 – 14.55 Getting the most out of technology

Molly Watt, Molly Watt Trust

Molly Watt is a keynote speaker, ambassador and advocate for those living with Usher Syndrome and sensory impairment. Molly is a published author and has written and illustrated two children's books. She also likes to blog and has made many videos to raise awareness of Usher Syndrome.

14.55 – 15.20 Focusing on outcomes in deaf children’s SEN support

The Ear Foundation

The Ear Foundation bridges the gap between clinic-based services such as Chime, where today’s exciting hearing technologies, such as cochlear implants & bone conducting hearing implants are fitted, and home, school and work, where they are used in daily life.

15.20 – 15.40 Refreshments & exhibition

EMPOWERING DEAF YOUNG PEOPLE FOR LIFE BEYOND SCHOOL

15.40 – 15.55 Making sure deaf young people know their rights and entitlements when planning and preparing for life after school

Catriona Filmer, NDCS 

15.55 – 16.10 Supporting the transition from paediatric to adult audiology services

Chime Social Enterprise

Chime is a not-for-profit social enterprise based in Exeter and the surrounding area, recognised by professionals and clients as a centre of excellence for hearing health.

16.10 – 16.40 Could we have been better prepared?

Young deaf adults share their experiences

16.40 – 16.55 Table discussions & feedback: what can we do better to equip and empower deaf children and young people for life beyond school?

16.55 – 17.00 Chair’s closing remarks

17.00 Close