2 directions, for individuals and family groups - Communicating effectively and managing your hearing loss. For businesses with employees with hearing loss. These can be facilitated through Access to Work. Alternatively how you can make your business hearing loss friendly.
Working with people who have hearing loss to remain part of their community. Help working people remain in the career they love and continue to achieve their goal. Helping all of the community to communicate effectively with the large number of people with hearing loss in the world, through simple means.
One to one lipreading classes. Workshops for businesses, family groups or groups of friends who want to communicate more effectively about hearing loss awareness. I also do guest speaking for community groups such as Women's Institutes and similar. I talk about your ear and how it works, also communication.
To make communication as simple and straight forward for everyone. I want to make sure everything is accessible and affordable for all, and everyone has access to the things they want to be involved in.
I am a member of ATLA (Association of Teachers of Lipreading to Adults) - professional body for lipreading teachers. I am fully insured.
Proud sponsor of Young Enterprise Shropshire awards
Proud sponsor of The Dyslexia Awards, Learning Support Award
Proud winner of Dyslexia Information Day award 2018. Shortlisted nominee of Dyslexia awards 2016. 2017, 2018, and 2019.
I am currently the Vice chair of the Shropshire Deaf and Hard of Hearing Forum, I have been on the committee for 5 years and continue to support the deaf community through supporting the forum. I am a volunteer with Shropshire Rural Community Charity as a volunteer we are all trained by our local audiology department and supported by the charity. I visit people who are in need of support with their hearing loss, they may be new to wearing a hearing aid or getting used to new hearing aids. I also visit people who are unable to get to audiology clinics due to being housebound or being in residential care. I do this to give something back to the community and help those who cannot get to local services.
I'm unique in that I am dyslexic, and without some support I wouldn't have achieved all that I have.
I just wanted to say a massive thank you for introducing our lovely group to the world of lip reading. I know I was a quiet member of the group but you have given me so much confidence to accept my hearing loss. Something that I was going to talk to you about once the course had finished was whether you know of any volunteering opportunities which I can do. I’m not working at present but have got so much out of coming to your group that I want to give something back. Obviously we are in a time of disruption and not knowing when we will be allowed out of lockdown but didn’t want to miss the opportunity.
I have thoroughly enjoyed Sally's lipreading class. She is endlessly patient and makes every class fun. Her teaching methods are inventive and nobody is made to feel inadequate. She creates a relaxed atmosphere in class so that before you know it, you've learnt a new skill and made new friends. I'm sad that the course is finished.
Sally created a fun atmosphere for learning which created a relaxed environment and nurtured good relationships within the class, leading to a great learning experience.
As part of the recovery process from losing lots of my hearing this course has been invaluable. Sally has struck the right note in what she does. The feeling of increased isolation and lack of confidence is very tricky to deal with. The course has really helped me in this and Sally’s approach has been just right.
I found Sally very good taking this class. She didn’t mind how many times we needed her to repeat things and was clear with the lipreading and very helpful in all other cases.