WHO’S IT FOR?
This is a workshop for parents of children with a hearing loss. (language age covered 1yr to 5yrs)
ABOUT THE WORKSHOP
Everyone loves a good story and being able to tell one is a critical language skill. Children start by telling stories or ‘personal narrative’ about cut knees or trips to buy sweets from the shop.
Stories are complex, you need to have the right words, link the ideas together and make sure your listener can understand. And of course, they must not be BORING. From phrases to short sequences to more complex story structures, recognise where your child is and what you can do to support them
We’ll explore lots of ways play, daily life and engaging in books can help. Join us for a practical relaxed day and leave confident with some new ideas to try at home.
Describe topics children like to talk about
Recognise stages of story telling development
Formulate activities to try at home.
A BIT ABOUT ITS CREATOR LYNDSEY ALLEN (Ear Foundation)
LSLS Cert. Auditory verbal therapist, educator, mentor
Training to become an auditory verbal therapist taught me a lot. But watching children play and problem solve has taught me more.
As a speech and language therapist, I’ve supported children across all types of educational settings and using all types of hearing technology. My current passions are speech acoustics (I never thought I’d say that), cognition and play.
I’m director of services at an amazing charity, the ear foundation where we improve the lives of adults and children with hearing loss.
I’ve published some stuff and get to travel round the world presenting and training professionals in the field of hearing loss.
In my spare time, I’m mother to a toddler and step-mother to 3 (yes 3) wonderful crazy kids.
Lyndsey Allen, Director Clinical Services, The Ear Foundation