Course overview

Come along and join our friendly lip reading group at The Centre in Newlyn. This class is suitable for all lip reader levels and ideal for those recently experiencing hearing loss. Our experienced tutor will guide you through the basics of lip reading and show you how to practice your lipreading skills in everyday life. Research has shown that attending a lip reading class can give you greater: · Confidence to communicate with others. · Control over your hearing loss as you develop new communication skills. · Independence, as you’re less reliant on others to help you follow a conversation. (Source RNID.org.uk) You will learn in a supportive environment alongside other learners who will be able to share their experiences of hearing loss and learn how to overcome them together.

Course description

Lip reading is a vital communication skill for many people with hearing loss. It’s the ability to recognise a person's lip shapes, gestures, and facial movements when speaking to gain a better understanding of what they are saying.

Your tutor will be able to demonstrate shapes that a sound makes on the lips and encourage you to use this learning and support you to interpret them.

You will also learn how to use other clues to understand what a speaker is saying and techniques to fill in the gaps. At the same time, learning other strategies such as the best place to position yourself in a group so that you can lipread everyone and how to be more assertive, so you feel more confident asking people to rephrase themselves.

On completing this course, you will be more confident in social situations and better understand how we hear and the strategies to be aware of how to help this process

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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