Deaf Children's Development Conference

Conference Questions for the panel: 7. How can we ensure that practitioners and researchers work better together in order to support evidence based practice? (Judy Halden, Specialist teacher for hearing impairment)

Conference Questions for the panel: 6. Why do some CI children prefer to use sign language rather than spoken language? (Malcolm Sinclair, Teacher of the Deaf)

Conference Questions for the panel: 5. Do you think early identification has an impact on attachment for deaf children born to hearing parents as this early bonding experience has huge implications for future mental health and well being? (Lara Kasza, Play Therapist)

Conference Questions for the panel: 4. If a child has not learnt to speak or sign by a certain age will he/she suffer long-term problems with language? (Mandy Robbins, Specialist Mental Health Practitioner)

Conference Questions for the panel: 3. What has been the impact of cochlear implantation on deaf children’s lives up to now? (Sophie Roberts, Consultant Child Psychiatrist)

Conference Questions for the panel: 2. What are the issues of bilingualism in deaf education with regards to deaf babies acquiring their first language? (Enid Hitton, Teacher of the Deaf)

Conference Questions for the Panel: 1. What do we have to do to improve education level for deaf children? (Mark Nelson, Director)

Conference leaflet

We have published the Conference leaflet with important research findings and contact details.

Conference presentations

The presentations from the conference are available here. We would be grateful if you can post any comments, or any questions you were unable to ask at the conference, on this blog – we would love to hear from you.

Dear conference attendees

Welcome to DCAL’s Deaf Children Development Conference blog.
Father and son

Please let us know what you thought of our conference. If you did not attend but would still like to have an opportunity to have your say here is your chance.

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