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- Deaf Children's Development Conference to take place on September 11th 2012
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- DCAL's Response to Guardian article "Signs of the times: Deaf community minds its language"
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- The Association for Physiological Sciences publishes DCAL research in Psychological Science
- Society Now features an article by researcher Dr Joanna Atkinson 'Voices inside my head'
- The Guardian publishes correction about BSL Corpus Project story
- Robert Adam is the first person in the UK to be both a registered Interpreter and a registered Translator on the NRCPD
- New MSc in Language Sciences with specialisation in Sign Language Studies: NOW RECRUITING for 2013/2014
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- Programme for TISLR 2013 available on the webpage NOW!
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- DCAL and AoHL call for the National Dementia Strategy for England to be reviewed to ensure that funding is provided to meet the needs of people who are deaf or have hearing loss and also have dementia
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Outreach activity at Frank Barnes School for Deaf Children
8 October 2012
One-day Halloween Workshop at
Frank Barnes School for Deaf Children
On Thursday 4 October,
Frank Barnes School for Deaf Children will be the setting for a one-day
Halloween workshop, organised by the Deafness Cognition and Language Research
Centre at UCL. With activities such as costume-making, pumpkin-carving,
biscuit-decorating, face-painting and games in British Sign Language (BSL), the
event is set to welcome the Halloween season in style.
Frank Barnes School for Deaf Children is a very successful school, recognised by Ofsted as ‘outstanding’, with a national and international reputation as a centre of excellence for deaf education. Children from across Greater London, from many different backgrounds, attend the school from the age of 2 to 11 years. The school has a bilingual philosophy which involves teaching using both BSL: the language of the Deaf community, and English: the language of the hearing community. These languages are equally valued and the children are encouraged to be proficient in both.
Blanche Neville School for deaf children will also be in attendance with a group of pupils joining Frank Barnes School to get involved in bringing the spooky Halloween season to life.
Helping to lead the activities will be twenty-seven staff members from the Deafness Cognition and Language (DCAL) Research Centre. The largest research group in this field in Europe, DCAL brings together leading deaf and hearing researchers in the fields of sign linguistics, psychology, and neuroscience. With around 30% deaf staff, DCAL places the Deaf community and sign language at its core. DCAL is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and this one-day workshop has also been generously supported by the University College London (UCL) Outreach Team.
As this is an all-day event, refreshments throughout the day and lunch will be provided for staff, children and teachers. The day will end with an impressive exhibition of the items made, children will be encouraged to take their mementos home and DCAL will have a display in their building with items that children have made.
For more information, contact Catherine Drew, Leader of Bilingual Practice at Frank Barnes School on firstname.lastname@example.org or 020 7391 7040 or Dr Manjula Patrick, Administrator at DCAL on email@example.com
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