Tina Wakefield
Teacher of the Deaf




Tina Wakefield is an Educational Consultant with the Ear Foundation. In this role she works for National Deaf Children’s Society, and with the Ear Foundation Education and Research teams, delivers specialist courses and acts as a national consultant.

Tina trained initially in Psychology before qualifying first as a teacher and then a Teacher for Deaf Children. She has long experience with deaf children, and prior to working with the Ear Foundation, for the last 10 years she was the Head of the Service for Deaf Children in Sheffield, Yorkshire. 

She has for many years been an active contributor to national statutory assessment, disability rights and inclusion issues working with the Department of Education in England and other agencies. She is a member of the editorial board of the Journal: Deafness International.



New Hearing Technologies; changing the role of the Teacher of the Deaf?
Tina Wakefield

Examining the change in educational practices and based on the latest research, this interactive workshop will explore current best practice for Teachers of the Deaf. Participants will evaluate appropriate styles of working through video analysis and recognise the changing role and skill base required by Teachers of the Deaf, to ensure children benefit from the latest hearing technologies. 


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