Beyond Speech Workshop
The Beyond Speech Workshop, focusing on improving communication for children with hearing loss, was held online on 14th-15th October, 2021.
This highly successful workshop had over 500 attendees, including many clinicians and itinerant teachers of the deaf, as well as local and international researchers. Highlights included keynote presentations by Prof. Susan Nittrouer (University of Florida), Prof. Catherine McMahon (Macquarie University), Prof. Suzanne Purdy (University of Auckland) and Prof. Christine Yoshinaga-Itano (University of Colorado), and panel discussions involving young adults with hearing loss and parents of children with hearing loss.
This workshop was sponsored by Macquarie University’s Child Language Lab and Centre for Language Sciences, as well as grants awarded to Prof. Katherine Demuth and Prof. Mridula Sharma.