How do Deaf children develop sign language?

We’re delighted to welcome Kate Rowley from DCAL (Deafness Cognition and Language Research Centre) at UCL (University College London). Kate shares aspects of her research in linguistics and sign language and more specifically: This webinar will describe how deaf children learn sign language, with a detailed description of the important milestones in sign language acquisition.

This webinar is presented in British Sign Language and interpreted into English. 

Autism & Deafness

Vicci Ackroyd and her colleagues from the Leeds and York Partnership NHS to train interpreters on aspects of Autism and how it may present in Deaf Children. You’ll also learn about autism assessments, the Diagnostic Instruments for Autism in Deaf Children (DIADS) project and how interpreters can work with clinicians during the diagnostic process.

Until recently, there was an absence of a specific test for autism for Deaf children. The DIADS project has sought to address this need by adapting autism assessments. However, there is now a need to train interpreters on how to interpret these assessments in a way that does not prejudice their results. Join us for an in depth examination of autism and Deafness, as well as a discussion on how to work with clinicians to best effect.

This webinar is presented in English for the most part, with part of it presented in British Sign Language and interpreted into English.