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Registered NRCPD Lipspeaker

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I am a Registered NRCPD Lipspeaker and a specialist Hearing Impaired consultant. I can provide assessments and reports for Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCPs). My communication support is available to all students and abilities from nursery-age to university level.

I am also currently working towards supporting activities for Hearing Impaired young people with Activities Unlimited, providing communication support.

I work with a holistic approach and support a wide-range of areas, with expertise in: education, employment, business development, supporting access to the community and deaf awareness training. One-to-one support is available on request.

If you'd like to discuss your specific requirements, please get in contact.

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Natalie Farrugia
Registered NRCPD Lipspeaker
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Hadleigh, Stowmarket, Woodbridge, Needham Market

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Experience of including people with special educational needs and disabilities

I have many years working with Profoundly and Hard of Hearing people across Essex, Suffolk and Norfolk.  I can adapt my communication support from British Sign Language to Sign Supported English to pure Lip speaking.

Working in Education from Nursery, Primary, Secondary, Colleges and Universities. Providing CSW support on a 1-1 basis with Hearing impaired and Profoundly deaf children.

  • Employment support for young adults and adults
  • Sensory equipment
  • Deaf Awareness training
  • Qualified Lip Speaker and registered with NRCPD.
  • Member of Association of Lipspeakers and Association with Lipspeaker with additional signs.

What’s a lipspeaker?

A lipspeaker is a hearing person who has been professionally trained to be easy to lipread. Lipspeakers reproduce clearly the shapes of the words and the natural rhythm and stress used by the speaker. They also use facial expression, gesture and, if requested, finger spelling, to aid the lipreader’s understanding. This practise is known as lipspeaking. Some lipspeakers have sign language skills and can offer lipspeaking with sign support, (Sign Supported English).

A lipspeaker may be asked to use their voice, using clear communication techniques, thus enabling the lipreader to benefit from any residual hearing.

If necessary, lipspeakers can relay a deaf person’s voice.

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