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9.30 Registration and refreshments
10.00 Welcome and housekeeping
10.10 Deaf children from Roma families: End of project report
Ruth Swanwick, Jess Elmore, Jackie Salter, University of Leeds
11.00 Tea and coffee break
11.20 Keynote talk. A Tale of Two Villages: Slovak Roma children negotiating language and education
Mark Payne, University of Sheffield
13.00 Practitioner and Roma family perspectives
Sandie Griffiths and Anna Likierska, Teachers of the Deaf, Bradford and Sheffield
Juraj Tancos and Ermina Kesedzic, St Edmund’s Nursery School & Children’s Centre, Bradford
Terezia Rostas, Roma interpreter, consultant and advocate, Roma Futures
Video of deaf Roma children and their families
14.15 Discussion: Reflections, questions and challenges
14.45 Tea and coffee break
15.00 An international perspective on Roma inclusion (title to be confirmed)
Ioanna Noula, University of Leeds
15.20 Hearing and Inclusion
Arthur Ivatts, Open Society Foundation
Ruth Swanwick, University of Leeds and Tina Wakefield, Ear Foundation
16.00 Conference close
The conference is free to attend. However places are limited and booking is essential.
A buffet lunch and refreshments will be provided. You will have the opportunity to tell us about any dietary requirements when you book your place.
The conference will take place on Saturday 3rd November. Registration and refreshments will start at 9.30 am.The first speaker will start at 10.00 and the final session will close at 4.00pm
We want our conference to be as accessible as possible. As part of the booking process you will be given the opportunity to tell us about any particular requirements you have, however, we have provided some general information here.
BSL and speech to text interpreters will be provided.
There is general information about disabled access to the building available here:
There are regular scheduled breaks in the conference programme.
Deaf Children from Roma families is a research project led by Ruth Swanwick, School of Education, University of Leeds working in partnership with five deaf education local authority services (Sheffield, Rotherham, Peterborough, Leeds and Bradford), BATOD, The Ear Foundation and NDCS. The aim of the project is to explore learning, development and social needs of deaf children of Roma families, plan appropriate multi-professional intervention and support and establish a national stakeholder group to ensure the reach, development and sustainability of the outcomes. More information is available here: https://deafed.leeds.ac.uk/roma-children/
The conference is being held at the University of Leeds. Full details of travel arrangements will be added shortly.
Please contact Jess Elmore firstname.lastname@example.org or 0113 346562