Due to the COVID-19 situation all routine appointments are cancelled for the foreseeable future.

However, if you require spares or repairs please phone, text or email on yais.helpline@bthft.nhs.uk and we will endeavor to help. Medical emergencies remain the same; ring the main YAIS number and we will help. There is information for an out of hours service on this number also.

Training

The YCIS Training and Events feature is to help you stay connected with the many activities and events we organise.

Telephone Training

Thursday November 14

Listening For Life Centre
Organised by: YCIS
Time: 16.00-18.00

For educators and parents of children and teenagers with cochlear implants.
Good telephone skills are recognised as valuable in many work settings. For many cochlear implant recipients telephone use is a realistic goal, but often the jump to using the phone can be quite daunting. This twilight session will provide practical advice about how to develop independent telephone use in chilfren and teenagers. Advice will also be given about telephone equipment to use in conjunction with cochlear implant technology.

Please contact Lynne Tapper or Jill Ridgwell if you are interested in attending this course.

lynne.tapper@bthft.nhs.uk
jill.ridgwell@bthft.nhs.uk

FREE

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Listening Matters

Friday 15 November

Listening For Life Centre
Organised by: YCIS
Time: 09.30 – 15.30

For Teachers of the Deaf, Speech and Language Therapists and other professionals working with children with cochlear implants.
A full and very varied day covering these topics:
• Criteria for cochlear implantation and pre-implant assessment pathway
• Pre-implant audiological assessment
• Post-implant programming
• Stages of learning to listen
• Speech and language expectations post-implant
• Rehabilitation with older children

‘The variety was really interesting.’
‘Excellent networking, great info, very interesting and informative.’

£25.00 including lunch

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Make it Work!

Friday November 22

Listening For Life Centre
Organised by: YCIS
Time: 09.30-15.30

For all professionals working with children who have cochlear implants.
Would you like to feel more confident handling and troubleshooting speech processors? This is a very practical and informal course which offers you the opportunity to ask all those burning questions!
Topics include checking the processor, troubleshooting made-easy, step- by- step guidance with time to practise in small groups, safety guidelines for cochlear implant users, using accessories including radio aids.

‘Friendly and patient presenters, good mix of theory and practical.’
‘Best training for a long time.’

£25.00 including lunch

Please contact Clare Southall if you need further information about this course.
clare.southall@bthft.nhs.uk

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Cochlear implant users group (Bradford)

Thursday November 28

Listening For Life Centre
Organised by: YCIS
Time: 15.30-17.30

An informal meeting for adult cochlear implant recipients to meet other people who have cochlear implants, over a cup of tea and a biscuit.

Relatives or friends are welcome to attend too.

Adults who are under assessment for a cochlear implant are also invited, so that they can ask current cochlear implant users about their experience.

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