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Some Background. Hearing Loss On average , 1 Australian child is identified with impaired hearing every day 1 in 1000 babies is born with significant hearing loss By age 10 the 1:1000 is 3:1000. Vision Loss

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Some Background

Hearing Loss

On average , 1 Australian child is identified with impaired hearing every day

1 in 1000 babies is born with significant hearing loss

By age 10 the 1:1000 is 3:1000

Vision Loss

RIDBC estimates that 4 out of every 10,000 children born in Australia will be diagnosed with severe vision impairment or blindness by their first birthday.

Vision impairment is generally accompanied by another disability

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RIDBC

RIDBC Provides

Early intervention programs for children from birth to 5 years.

5 preschool programs for children aged 3-5 years based on a reverse integration model, and support in mainstream preschools.

3schools as well as a school support service for children with hearing or vision loss who attend mainstream schools.

Teleschool - A regional & remote service where families and children are receiving services via videoconference.

Assessment and planning services, including orthoptics and audiology.

Outreach programs in Indigenous Communities

Renwick Centre - a world class research program and postgraduate courses for professionals working with children with hearing or vision loss.

renwick centre structure
Renwick Centre Structure
  • Postgraduate (Coursework) Education
  • Research and Publication
  • Continuing Professional Education
  • Library and Information Services
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Renwick Centre Structure
  • Postgraduate (Coursework) Education
  • Research and Publication
  • Continuing Professional Education
  • Library and Information Services
academic staff

Rebecca Bull

Dr Breda Carty

Dr Robyn Cantle Moore

Dr Jill Duncan

Dr Frances Gentle

Academic staff
  • Dr Desiree Gallimore
  • Prof. Greg Leigh
  • Prof. Philip Newall
  • Sue Silveira
  • Dr Mike Steer
graduate studies
Graduate Studies
  • 172 students in 2013 (57.5 EFTSU)
  • 84 graduations in 2013
  • More than 750 graduates overall
graduate locations
Graduate Locations
  • Botswana
  • China (Hong Kong SAR)
  • Brunei
  • Canada
  • Germany
  • Kenya
  • Korea
  • New Zealand
  • Singapore
  • Taiwan
  • Vietnam
  • Australia (RIDBC)
postgraduate education
Postgraduate Education
  • Master of Special Education
  • Graduate Certificate in Educational Studies
  • Master of Philosophy
  • Doctor of Philosophy
master of special education
Master of Special Education
  • Blind/Vision Impaired Specialisation
  • Deaf/Hard of Hearing Specialisation
  • Sensory Disabilities Specialisation
research
Research
  • Collaborations
    • NAL (Australian Hearing)
    • WAFDC
    • MARCS Auditory Research Centre
    • Hearing CRC
    • Hearing Hub (Macquarie University)
    • Herriot-Watt University (Edinburgh)
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Research
  • Some current projects:
    • Infant Monitor of Production (IMP)
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Infant Monitor of vocal Production (IMP)

TYPICAL

Cantle Moore (2006, 2008)

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Research
  • Some current projects:
    • Infant Monitor of Production (IMP)
    • Paediatric hearing assessment with tele-audiology: An investigation in rural and remote populations
    • Australian Childhood Vision Impairment Register (ACVIR)
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Research
  • Some current projects:
    • Infant Monitor of Production (IMP)
    • Paediatric hearing assessment with tele-audiology: An investigation in rural and remote populations
    • Australian Childhood Vision Impairment Register (ACVIR)
    • Assessment of patterns of teacher-student interactions in sign language-inclusive classrooms
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Question-response latency

T: Question (2.23 secs)

HS: answer (3.57 secs)

T: response

(3 mins+)

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HS answer

Interpretation: previous instruction

Question (1.23 secs)

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Research
  • Some current projects:
    • Infant Monitor of Production (IMP)
    • Paediatric hearing assessment with tele-audiology: An investigation in rural and remote populations
    • Australian Childhood Vision Impairment Register (ACVIR)
    • Assessment of patterns of teacher-student interactions in sign language-inclusive classrooms
    • Social Capital and Hearing Loss
    • Auditory-Oral progress of infants in a Deaf family environment: Three parallel case-studies
    • LOCHI Study (psychosocial development, early literacy development)
    • Early Communicative Environment Prior to Cochlear Implantation
research rhd
Research (RHD)
  • Current RHD student projects:
    • Factors influencing the nature of intervention by itinerant support teachers of deaf and hard of hearing students
    • The effectiveness of telepractice in delivering specialist early intervention services to deaf and hard of hearing children and their families
    • Effectiveness of support service structures for people of working age with a hearing loss
    • Phonological awareness in school-age children with cochlear implants: Effects of structured intervention
continuing professional education
Continuing Professional Education
  • Seminars, workshops, conferences
  • Collaborations and Partnerships: Cochlear, VDEI, WAFDC (events now held in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane, Darwin, New Zealand and South East Asia)
  • 3,120 person-days of CPE in 2013
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Continuing Professional Education
  • All events advertised at http://www.ridbc.org.au/renwick/calendar-eventsplus print catalogue
library and information services
Library and Information Services
  • Email: renwick.library@ridbc.orgu.au
  • Website: http://www.newcastle.edu.au/renwick/