Seminar Series

Since February 2013 the Deaf Education Centre has hosted a Seminar Series with presentations on a range of topics relating to Deaf Education and Deaf Studies. You can find details of all of our seminars to date below. As of April 2015 all of our seminars will be filmed, you can find the links to watch these full length presentations below.

Stay up to date on upcoming seminars by viewing our news section here. See the links below to view information on previous seminars held by the Deaf Education Centre, and feel free to contact us at if you would like to see more information on any of the presentations hosted to date, or if you would like to be added to our mailing list to receive information on upcoming events hosted b y the Deaf Education Center. 

Strategies for Deaf Learners with Autism

Presented by Dr. Raschelle Theoharis, PhD Deaf Education and Special Education with minor in Autism and English Language Learners

Visiting Researcher from Gallaudet University

Raschelle Theoharis Seminar Poster

May 13th, 2015, Deaf Village Ireland

**Link to full length video of Dr Raschelle Theoharis Seminar**

From Speech Teaching to Speech and Language Therapy; The changing role of the speech and language therapist working with deaf/hard of hearing children.

Presented by Deirdre Cunningham, Speech and Language Therapist

Deirdre Cunningham Seminar

April 29th, 2015, Deaf Village Ireland

**Link to video of Deirdre Cunningham’s full length seminar here**


Cognitive Assessment of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children Using ISL

Presented by Pol Bond, Educational Psychologist

Pol Bond Poster

March 11th, 2015, Deaf Village Ireland

200 Years Ago… What’s Life Like for Deaf People in Ireland?

Presented by Rachel Pollard, researcher and author of Irish Deaf history

Rachel Pollard Seminar

January 28th 2015, Deaf Village Ireland


Deaf People in Irish Institutions 1815-1947

Presented by Cormac Leonard, Current PhD Student Department of History and Centre for Deaf Studies, Trinity College Dublin

Cormac Leonard Seminar

Link to ISL video with English Subtitles here.

June 25 2014, Deaf Village Ireland

Improving Teaching Strategies to Enhance Deaf Children’s Skills in Mathematics

Presented by Maggie Owens, University of Birmingham, MA in Deaf Education

Maggie Owens Seminar 2

Teaching Multicultural Deaf Children

Presented by Dr. Barbara Gerner de Garcia Dr. Barbara Gerner de Garcia is a Professor in the Education Department at Gallaudet University.  In her department, she teaches graduate courses in multicultural education as well as courses in language rights and one on Irish culture and identity. Her experience in multicultural issues includes 17 years as a teacher of the deaf in the Boston Public schools, where she implemented and taught in a trilingual programme for Hispanic deaf children. She was a Fulbright Scholar in Brazil from August to December 1999. Dr. Gerner de García led projects including THREADS (1995-1998) to prepare teacher leaders in multicultural deaf education and the Literacy for Latino Deaf English Language Learners Project (2002).  She holds a BA in Psychology from Carnegie Mellon University, a Masters in Education from Boston University, and a Doctorate in Education in Applied Psycholinguistics from Boston University.

Barbara Gerner De Garcia Seminar

Deaf Perspectives on Sound and the City

Presented by Dr. Gill Harold, Centre for Criminal Justice and Human Rights, Faculty of Law, University College Cork

Gill Harold Seminar Poster

Deaf Community Members Perspectives on Engaging With Deaf Village Ireland

Presented by Researcher Grainne Meehan, NUI Maynooth

Deaf Community Members Perspectives on Engaging with Deaf Village Ireland

Edmark Reading Intervention and Deaf Children

Presented by Researchers Yvonne Mullan, National Educational Psychological Services, Tish Balfe, St. Patrick’s College Drumcondra, and teacher Brenda Egan, St Joseph’s School for Deaf Boys

Edmark Reading Intervention and Deaf Children

Access and Contribution to the Classroom by Deaf Children

Presented by Dr. Gary Morgan, City University London Hosted in conjunction with the Centre for Deaf Studies, Trinity College Dublin

Access and Contribution to the Classroom by Deaf Children