Kerry Deaf Resource Centre Update 16.05.11

The Killorglin Family Resource Centre and Iveragh Park had the honour of
hosting President Mc Aleese last Friday morning in their Centre. In
addition, Kerry community groups and Centres who participated in the Kerry
Community Awards Programme had the privilidge of meeting with the President
in Killarney when she visited them in the Dromhall Hotel.

We would like to thank both groups for providing sign language interpreting
access at the events. Our congrats and best wishes to everyone involved.

The spring meeting of the ITA will be held on Saturday May 21st from
10am-1pm in the Metropole Hotel in Cork.

The keynote speaker for the Spring Meeting of the Irish Tinnitus Association
will be Petter Tungland. Petter was born in 1944 in Oslo. He started Medical
School in Nancy, France, and graduated from the Faculty of Medicine in Oslo,

His specialist training in Otorhinolaryngology was carried out in Sweden,
mainly in Gothenburg and Skovde. Petter was an ENT Consultant from 1981 –
1989, working in Norway, Sweden and Saudi Arabia and also had one year`s
study leave in the United States. He has been in England since 1989 and was
appointed a Consultant Audiological Physician at Great Ormond Street
Hospital for Sick Children in July, 1990. Petter Tungland remained in this
post until 1994 when he was appointed as a Consultant Audiological Physician
in the North Trent Department of Medical Audiology and Sheffield Cochlear
Implant Programme, Central Sheffield University Hospitals until his recent

He has previously been a member of the panel of Professional Advisors to the
British Tinnitus Association and was recently appointed a Trustee.
For more information, you can telephone Jean Scott at 01 817 5700 or e-mail
[email protected]

“Interpreting in Mental Health & Other Specialized Settings”- Prof. Barb
Shaffer (University of New Mexico, USA) and Prof. Terry Janzen (University
of Manitoba, Canada) present on issues of importance to interpreters working
in mental health settings. Several developmental issues common among deaf
consumers in mental health settings will be discussed, such as development
of intersubjective thought, commonly discussed under the study of “A Cild’s
Theory of Mind”, as well as other social-developmental theories such as
“Attachment Theory”. Attention will then turn to approaches to interpreting
in mental health, and common interpreting scenarios interpreters might face.
The seminar is for practicing interpreters and student interpreters. It
assumes no formal background or experience in mental health interpreting.
This seminar will be held at Deaf Community Centre, Limerick, on Saturday 21
May from 11am to 4pm. ISL/English interpretation can be provided on request.
Places are limited so please register by emailing [email protected]

“Early Communication in Families with deaf Children”- Prof. Gary Morgan from
University College London will discuss some recent research into language
and communication development in deaf children with hearing parents. He will
present some findings of spoken and signed language assessments in toddlers,
some research into children’s understanding of others’ intentions and
thoughts and how this is related to their involvement in conversation at
home and finally some early results from a communication training
intervention carried out in collaboration with the National Deaf Children’s
Society (UK). This event is for parents of deaf children and those working
with young deaf children. This seminar will be held at Centre for Deaf
Studies, Trinity College Dublin, 7-9 South Leinster Street, Dublin 2 on
Monday 30th May from 2-4pm. Space is limited, so please reserve a place by
emailing [email protected]. ISL/English interpreting will be provided for this

The Deaf Adult Literacy Service (DALS) is currently setting up one-off
Facebook workshops. DALS are organising Facebook (FB) workshops for Deaf
people who want to learn how to use FB, enhance their privacy and security
settings and learn about features on the social networking page to enhance
their enjoyment of using FB.

Alvean Jones will present these workshops in Cork on Friday 10th June, and
in our Centre on Saturday 11th June. If you would like to attend our
workshop, please send us your details.

Sharing the Journey are delighted to offer Irish Sign Language/ language
support for Deaf or hard-of-hearing children who would like to attend any of
the courses at Fighting Words this summer.

Fighting Words is a creative writing centre, established by Roddy Doyle and
Sean Love. Inspired by 826 Valencia in San Francisco, Fighting Words is
located on Behan Square, Russell Street, Dublin. Fighting Words helps
students of all ages to develop their writing skills and to explore their
love of writing.

For more information on Sharing the Journey or on the writing course, e-mail
[email protected]

Kerry Deaf Resource Centre
4 Gas Tce, Tralee

Mobile (text): 087 633 4687
E-mail: [email protected]

Fax: 066 712 0386
Tel: 066 712 0399