Lip Reading

Course information sheet

Fees: Standard £ 20 Conc £No conc. Full £20 * Enrol online for standard fee payers only

Day Time Weeks Centre Start End Code Enroll
Friday 15:30 - 17:00 10 MAC 28/09/2018 07/12/2018 DP1090
Friday 15:30 - 17:00 10 MAC 11/01/2019 22/03/2019 DP2090
Friday 15:30 - 17:00 10 MAC 03/05/2019 12/07/2019 DP3090

What will the course cover?

• The theory and practice of lipreading. • The systematic practice of analysing groups of sounds / lipshapes. • The explanation of common mistakes. • Awareness of rhythm and stress. • Development of concentration, mental agility and anticipation skills.

Who is the course for?

The course is for students whose hearing has become impaired after they have acquired speech and are proficient in spoken English.

What skills, knowledge or experience do I need to start this course?

No experience is needed prior to course.

What should I be able to do by the end of the course?

• Recognise the visible and less visible lipshapes. • Identify the vowel groups. • Be aware of coping and communication strategies in various environmental settings. • Acquire information helpful for adults with a hearing loss.

How is the course organised?

• There will be various teaching methods such as exercises, eye drills, prose work, quizzes and practical work. • There will be plenty of pair and small group work. • Information will be given from handouts, demonstrations, discussions. • There will be continuous revision of topics covered throughout the course.

What extra study or practice is expected outside of the class?

Homework will be given every week to practice the lipshapes.

How will my progress be assessed?

You will complete an individual learning plan at the beginning of the course showing your aims and record your progress as you go. Progress will be monitored by the tutor and you will be given feedback as you develop your skills.

What can I expect to go on to after this course?

You can continue on this course at the same level or, after developing skills to improve the quality of your life in a hearing world, you may be interested in starting other courses.

Are there any other costs and what do I need to bring?

It’s recommended that you bring a pen, notebook and A4 folder.

What support is available?

There is a Learning Support Assistant in every class to give special help where needed and support the tutor in class, along with learners own personal support if necessary. Specialist aids are also available such as hearing loops and Makaton symbols and images are used where possible to help understanding.