Lipreading courses

Lipreading courses help you manage your hearing loss

lipreading teacher

Lipreading courses provide huge benefits. Does speech seem muffled? Are you beginning to feel embarrassed and isolated? Will your hearing deteriorate in the near future? Are you starting to think yourself as silly and being self critical when you make communication mistakes? Then lipreading may help you improve your communication with others in a range of situations. Our lipreading courses support you to become more confident at home, at social events or at work. Additionally we can banish that negative inner critic. You will learn why you misread communication cues.

Group classes

Indigo Access has an established lip-reading group held in Wokingham on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month. Another class can be established with ten spaces available for the class that run every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month, on a term time basis. Running from 10.30am to 12pm the groups are fun, friendly and supportive. A refreshment break is included. Contact for an application form to register your interest. Average cost per session is £9.

Our 10 week course to communicating with confidence

Our lipreading course is unique for Berkshire. Ten sessions delivered on a one to one basis fast-tracks your confidence. Courses are delivered either in your home or at your place of work. Our lipreading course introduces you to this skill. Moreover it gives you a toolkit of techniques to manage your hearing loss in a range of situations. In the first place an in-depth assessment happens to identify your existing strengths and skills. With this in mind your teacher creates an individualised learning plan with specific outcomes. From the start we teach you the theory of lipreading, to enable you to identify where confusions may occur. Then we provide you with communication tactics. As well as providing you with assertiveness and confidence training for you to manage your hearing loss. Of course there are plenty of practical activities to hone your skills. And all materials are provided. Not to mention adjustments are readily available for people with English as a second language or  who have additional disabilities. Lastly and most importantly, our courses are fun and friendly.

What qualifications does our lipreading teacher hold?

Josie Fray is a qualified teacher of lipreading. She studied at City Lit and attained the City and Guilds Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector (PTLLS). Alongside this Josie successfully completed Principles and practice of lipreading teaching. This is part of the higher CTLLS award. She is a member of the association for lipreading teachers (ATLA).

In addition Josie has over 20 years experience of working within the field of deafness. A registered Social Worker for Deaf People, she is also a registered Sign Language Interpreter. She has previously worked as an Access to Work assessor. This provides you with unique access to a wide range of information sources.

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Learn to lipread and rejoin the conversation!