What is the course about?
Learn how to recognise sounds that are visible on the lips and face and explore how to use other skills and tactics to support lipreading. This course will also give you strategies to manage situations that can be difficult with hearing loss as well as provide information on services and equipment that could helpful.
What will we cover?
- learn which sounds can be seen, which look alike and why
- develop an awareness of other skills used to help lipread: memory, concentration, observation, awareness of rhythm, situation, context, facial expression and body language
- there will be information on useful equipment, services and any new developments relevant to hearing loss
- you will be given practical advice on how to manage situations to make it easier to lipread and make the best use of any residual hearing.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- recognise the more helpful speech movements and identify those that are easy to confuse
- identify strategies that support face to face communication
- identify and share information relevant to adults with an acquired hearing loss.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
You will have an acquired hearing loss and use spoken English to communicate with others.
Straightforward written sentences are used in exercises and on the board to confirm spoken words. No previous experience of lipreading is necessary.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
A variety of teaching methods will be used in each session including structured exercises, drills, prose, role play, quizzes and practical work. Students will work in large groups, smaller groups and pairs. Information may be shared by means of handouts, demonstrations, discussions or invited speakers.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
Please bring a pen, notepad and A4 folder.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
From this course you will be able to progress to other lipreading classes of whatever level decided by mutual agreement and discussion.
General information and advice on courses at Build is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details