Course overview

Did you know that only 30% to 50% of the English language is lipreadable? Lipreading is the skill of being able to pick up non-verbal and contextual clues, along with using your brain power to follow speech whether you hear some, or all of what has been said. Imagine a d/Deaf person who relies on lipreading and must do this all the time, and every time they communicate. This short course is ideal for the complete beginner to lip reading. It will cover the basic of how lipreading can benefit people who are experiencing hearing loss. Learners who wish to continue studying can go on to enrol on a lip reading course.

Course description

This course is designed for anyone who would like to learn some lipreading skills. The aim is to help gain a better understanding of lipreading and knowledge of how to give the right support for a hearing-impaired person who may be finding it difficult to follow conversations.

Improve your understanding of lipreading and knowledge of how to support a hearing-impaired person who relies on lipreading.

This course is ideal for beginners and will be delivered face-to-face in a small group environment.

Our experienced tutor will be able to demonstrate how lip reading can be beneficial to those people experiencing hearing loss and will be able to advise on further courses for those people who would like to learn how to lip read.

Communication is so important to all of us and encompasses all areas of our lives, whether it is in our working lives, our social lives or just the everyday, simple interactions with other people.

People who have a hearing loss often feel very left out when our family and friends are in conversation because we are unable to follow accurately what they say.

Sometimes we can become frustrated and depressed and even reluctant to join the group or to go out to events where we know it’s going to be difficult for us.

This self-imposed isolation doesn’t help us as it escalates, and our bad feelings get worse. Being able to lip read is a skill that can help people feel more involved and reduce feelings of isolation.

What financial support is available?

We don't want anything to stand in your way when it comes to bringing Adult learning within reach so if you need anything to support you to achieve your goals then speak to one of our education experts during your enrolment journey. Most of our courses are government funded but if you don't qualify or need alternative financial help to access them then let us know.

What other support is available?

All of our digital content, teaching and learning activities and assessments are designed to be accessible so if you need any additional support you can discuss this with the education experts during your enrolment journey and we will do all we can to make sure you have optimal access.

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