Speech reading course coming in September

Sept. 11-13 and Sept. 18-20 at the Nursing Centre in Courtenay

Speech reading (also known as lip reading) is understanding a spoken message utilizing your skills of observation to interpret facial expressions, gestures and body language.

If you find it increasingly hard to understand what others are saying, this is the chance to ‘hone in on’ and ‘upgrade’ those skills that will assist you most in communicating effectively with others.

The Comox Valley Hard of Hearing Support Group is offering a speech reading class in September, with instruction from Linda Scarlett-Hauck of Salt Spring Island.

Scarlett-Hauck is an adult educator, experienced in working with those who are deaf or hard of hearing of all ages. She structures and paces her classes to accommodate the needs of the individuals in the group.

Classes will be held on the two consecutive weekends:  Sept. 11-13 and Sept. 18-20 at the Nursing Centre in Courtenay.

As classes are kept small to ensure that each person can benefit most from the opportunities offered, you need to register quickly to avoid disappointment. Don’t be discouraged if you learn your name has had to go on a wait list.  Cancellations can occur – with names possibly moving up on the list until the registration period ends on Aug. 15.

Application forms and more information available from Glenda Gentleman by e- mail: sheltiewink@shaw.ca or contact Mary McLennan by phone: 250-339 4706.

 

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