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      Joanna Steer


BSL and Lipreading Teacher

I have a BA hons in Social Administration and Social work from the University of Nottingham, Level 3 certificate in British Sign Language, The Certificate for Teachers of Lipreading for Adults, Active IQ level 3 Award in Education and Training. I was CEO at Deafconnect in Northampton for 11 years until 2020 and Centre manager of Deaf Access in Bromley for 8 years prior to that.  At Deafconnect I managed the provision of services and youth groups to Deaf and hard of hearing school aged children and families.I am currently teaching BSL and Lipreading (and managing hearing loss) to adults in Bedford, Olney and Northamptonshire.

The British Sign Language (BSL) and Lipreading

The topics I will cover:

•   BSL as a tool for learning both for hearing impaired and hearing young people.

•   The positives and negatives of Technology for the hearing impaired young person in the school environment

•    Lipreading in the classroom environment

•    Where to learn BSL


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