This course follows on from Step 1 and is set at a suitable pace for the group. The four main areas of practice and development are:
- Improvement in the recognition of the more complex lip formations of the words we speak
- Investigation into more advanced ways to aid understanding speech while in groups, using positional tactics
- Technological improvements for people with hearing loss and how they work
- Understanding the environmental impacts on hearing and speech recognition
This course offers you the chance to get to know how to communicate using the skill of lip reading, thus increasing your inclusion in the community and keeping you in touch with friends old and new. All our courses are made up of elements of speaking & listening, reading and writing, and you will work using these elements throughout the course. Some of the skills you gain on this course could help increase your opportunities for employment or working within the community. Learning takes place in a friendly classroom setting, which is a great place for social interaction and helping you meet new people. Practice at home and completion of homework is advisable to enhance your learning experience.
This course is subsidised by Government funding so you should aim to attend the whole course.