Lipreading Teacher Training Course

Would you make a good lipreading teacher?

Lipreading teachers work with people who are hard of hearing or deaf and want to communicate with speech. The role involves providing lipreading practice; looking at problems caused by deafness and possible solutions or strategies to cope with those problems; giving information on what statutory and voluntary services are available. Most lipreading teachers work part-time, but some do work full-time. Lipreading teachers can work in class situations or with individuals.


Manchester Lipreading Teacher Training Course 2017 – 2018 receives a new grant

Thanks to this grant, Manchester Centre for Deaf Studies is able to offer some reduced tuition fees to train as a lipreading teacher. As well as some lower tuition fees, the grant will also provide some interest free loans.

Many deafened and hard of hearing people have found lipreading classes to be of great benefit. Besides lipreading skills, lipreading classes can help people to develop other communication skills and tactics to use in difficult situations.

Lipreading classes can help people who use hearing aids and cochlear implants to gain more benefit from them.

Lipreading teachers can provide information about useful national and local organisations, statutory and voluntary services, and useful equipment, such as ways of knowing when someone is at the door, or listening to the TV.

Lipreading classes are friendly and informal, allowing people to share problems caused by their deafness and strategies to help overcome these problems. Many people attending lipreading classes find that their confidence improves and they become less isolated because of their deafness.

Lipreading teachers need to have a mature outlook and a warm, caring and professional approach. They also need to acquire good communication skills so that they can communicate effectively and inclusively with people who have a hearing loss.

To find out more please contact:

Postal address: The Administrator, Manchester Centre for Deaf Studies, PO Box 319, Manchester, M21 3DG

Telephone: 0161 832 0444 Mobile: 07707 696 539 (SMS or Text only)


The course is based at: Mauldeth House, Mauldeth Road West (entrance on Nell Lane), Chorlton-cum-Hardy, Manchester, M21 7RL

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