Conference Details


July 5th-7th, 2013


Brisbane Exhibition and Convention Centre
Cnr Merivale and Glenelg Streets
South Bank, Brisbane
Queensland Australia

ANZCED is a biennial conference presented by The National Association of Australian Teachers of the Deaf aimed at sharing knowledge in the areas of Deaf Education.

On behalf of the National Association of Australian Teachers of the Deaf, (NAATD), the ANZCED 2013 conference committee is planning a comprehensive and stimulating program that has significant practical relevance for all professionals and parents associated with the education of Deaf and Hearing Impaired children. Why not escape the mid-winter chill and join us in Brisbane, where a warm welcome awaits you at South Bank, between 5-7 July 2013 at the 27th Australian and New Zealand Conference for Educators of the Deaf (ANZCED).

Our theme 'Sailing Ahead - towards a bright future' reflects Brisbane's iconic riverside venue and our aim to inform, challenge, and inspire attendees to help steer children with a hearing impairment towards a brighter and more fulfilling future.

Enjoy the company of colleagues and friends from Australia, New Zealand and overseas at the Welcome Reception on Friday evening and the Conference Dinner on Saturday evening. Both are included in the full registration fee. Morning, afternoon tea and lunch are also included. We would like you to contribute to the conference by submitting a paper for the concurrent sessions, by sponsoring the conference and/or by registering as a trade exhibitor.

Abstract Submission - NOW CLOSED

The call for papers is now closed. We have received an overwhelming response.

Registrations Are Now Closed

Thank you to all who registered for ANZCED 2013.

Address and Phone

C/- AATD (Qld)

PO Box 2344
Toowong Qld 4066
0407 031 436

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Key Note Speakers

Marc Marschark

Marc Marschark, Ph.D., is a Professor at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf, a college of Rochester Institute of Technology, where he directs the Center for Education Research Partnerships. He also has appointments at the Moray House School of Education at the University of Edinburgh and the School of Psychology at the University of Aberdeen. His primary interest is in relations among language, learning, and development. His current research focuses on such relations by deaf children and adults in formal and informal educational settings. He founded and edits the Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education and co-edits the Perspectives on Deafness and Professional Perspectives on Deafness: Evidence and Applications series, published by Oxford University Press. His books include Raising and Educating a Deaf Child, How Deaf Children Learn, and Educating Deaf Students: From Research to Practice.

Alys Young
PhD, MSc (Oxon.), MA (Cantab.), CQSW

Alys Young PhD, MSc (Oxon.), MA (Cantab.), CQSW, is Professor of Social Work and Director of the Social Research with Deaf People programme at the University of Manchester, UK. She is also Visiting Professor at the Centre for Deaf Studies, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa. She has an international reputation for her research work with families with deaf children, multi-professional early intervention services and the provision of health and social care services in signed languages. Her book (with B. Temple) on Social Science Research and d/Deaf people is published by Oxford, in 2013.


Professor Barry Wright

Professor Barry Wright is a child and adolescent psychiatrist in York, England and an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the Hull York Medical School. He played a key role in establishing the National Deaf Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (National Deaf CAMHS) in England and has been its Clinical Lead since it began. The National Deaf CAMHS has ten centres in England spread geographically across the country. Barry runs the medical student curriculum for mental health at the Hull York Medical School. He does research on a range of topics and has an interest in improving outcomes for children with neurodevelopmental difficulties. He is also very interested in any interventions early in life that improve social and emotional outcomes.


Delegates to ANZCED 2013 will have the opportunity to hear a range of quality presentations from other researchers and educators.
The topics included in the call for papers are:

Mental Health/Resilience/Social Emotional Wellbeing

Using technology in the classroom

Language and literacy

Early intervention

Post school options

Audiological management issues

Working with deaf/hearing impaired students in mainstream settings

Developing independence

Details of all speakers and topics will be published as soon as details are finalised.

Friday's workshop is dedicated to presentations related to mental health, and social and emotional well being.

Timeline (key dates)

Download Draft 2013 Timetable
November 2012 Call for Abstracts
February 28, 2013 Abstract Submission Deadline – NOW CLOSED
March 1, 2013 Commencement of Abstract Review by Organizing Committee
March 15, 2013 Author Notifications
March 15, 2013 Registration opens
April 26, 2013 Early bird registration deadline – EXTENDED TO 3 MAY
June 20, 2013 Registration closes
July 5, 2013 ANZCED Conference workshop
July 6, 7, 2013 ANZCED Conference


Friday July 5th

Time Programs
PM 12:00 ~ PM 01:00 - Plaza Level Concourse Registration
PM 01:00 ~ PM 02:00 Keynote Address – Developing Mental Health Services for Deaf Children
Barry Wright
PM 02:00 ~ PM 02:30 - Plaza Level Concourse Afternoon tea
P7 Dialectical Behavioural therapy informed treatment with Deaf mental health consumers: an Australian Pilot Program
Rebecca Reedman
P8 Building Resilience using "The Resilience Donut" – Paul Kallaras, Sandy Ambler
Plenary Room The Mental Health of children living with deafness: Recommendations for change
Ann Porter, Paul Jacobs
PM 03:15 ~ PM 04:15 - Plenary Room Language, Communication and Wellbeing. How Deaf Children Australia is addressing the need
Damian Lacey and Staff from Deaf Children Australia
PM 04:15 ~ PM 05:00 - Plenary Room Deafness and Wellbeing: Reflections and Panel Discussion
Led by Greg Leigh
PM 06:00 ~ PM 08:00 - Skyroom Welcome Function

Saturday July 6th

Time Programs
AM 08:00 - Plaza Level Concourse Registration
AM 09:00 ~ AM 09:30 Conference Opening - ANZCED 2013: Setting Sail for the 27th Voyage
Greg Leigh
AM 09:30 ~ AM 10:30 - Plenary Room Keynote Address
Myths and Misunderstandings and Educating Deaf Children: Access to Language and Learning
Marc Marschark
AM 10:30 ~ AM 11:00 - Plaza Level Concourse Morning Tea
AM 11:00 ~ PM 12:00 - Plenary Room Keynote Address - Deaf children's rights and mental well being
Alys Young
P6 Utilising Smart Technology to Improve Access to School Excursion Programs
Karen Barasso, Phil Harper
P7 Identifying Deaf students' learning and participation experiences
Denise Powell
P8 Can we expect children with hearing loss who receive early diagnosis and intervention to catch up with their normal-hearing peers by elementary grades?
Teresa Ching
Plenary Room Deafness and Autism
Barry Wright
PM 01:00 ~ PM 02:00 - Plaza Level Concourse Lunch
P6 Teachers' beliefs about the implications of current systemic assessment practices for students who are deaf or hard of hearing.
Helen O'Shea
P7 Barriers to Early Intervention Service Delivery for children with HL - the Qld experience
Helen-Louise Usher
P8 Reflections of parents of young children of permanent hearing loss
Nic Mahler
Plenary Room SAFE Program
Alice Brennan
PM 02:45 ~ PM 03:15 - Plaza Level Concourse Afternoon Tea
P6 Real Time Captioning in Schools - Lessons Learned
Kaye Scott
P7 Calm Seas Ahead - Preparing Mainstream Deaf Students for the NAPLAN Persuasive Writing Test
Mari Karvinen
P8 Assessing the Language of Deaf children - a comparison of tests and students outcomes
Kate Leigh
Plenary Room FM & Roger - what you need to know
Mary Mavrias
PM 04:00 ~ PM 04:45 Technology Time – (Concurrent Sessions)
P6 Capturing Classroom speech and video with Front Row Juno – The simple, expandable, Classroom Audio solution
Andrew Willis
P7 What's New at Cochlear?
Adrienne Olsen
P8 CAPD Program at Australian Hearing
Lorna Parker
Plenary Room Dinner set up
PM 06:00 ~ PM 10:00 - Plenary Room Conference dinner

Sunday July 7th

Time Programs
AM 09:00 - Plaza Level Concourse Registration
AM 09:30 ~ AM 10:30 Keynote Address - Building strong parent/professional partnerships in the era of early identification
Alys Young
AM 10:30 ~ AM 11:00 - Plaza Level Concourse Morning Tea
P6 Beyond Access: Using Captions to teach skills and access
Anne McGrath
P7 Language Outcomes – great! But what about social competency?
Jessica Balfour-Ogilvy, Jackie Brown
This is a shared session with two 20 minute presentations.
Phonological abilities of children with hearing loss at 3 and 5 yrs of age - interim results LOCHI
Louise Martin
  Observations and Reflections on a Teenager's Sequential Cochlear Implantation Journey
Sheridan Howell, Jamie Howell
Plenary Room Deaf Students' access to interpreted communication in mainstream classrooms: Sailing in Uncharted Seas?
Breda Carty, Greg Leigh
P6 Improving Language and Literacy Outcomes through the use of Multi-Media
Sandi Ambler, Socorro Amos
P7 Literacy Development through Mediated Instruction: challenges for Auslan users
Michelle Stark
P8 Telepractice: delivering early intervention and audiology services to families in rural and remote areas
Jackie Brown, Jennifer McMaster
Plenary Room Ko Wai Au? Who am I? See our Voices - Examining the Identities of Deaf/Hearing Impaired Māori Students
Helen Jacob, Clint Green, Susan Faircloth, Ann Hynds
PM 12:30 ~ PM 01:30 - Plenary Room Lunch
PM 01:30 ~ PM 02:30 - Plenary Room Keynote Address - Educating Deaf Children (Who Are Not Hearing Children Who Can't Hear)
Marc Marschark
PM 02:30 ~ PM 03:00 - Plenary Room Conference Close - Sailing ahead: Setting a course for education of the deaf in uncharted waters
Greg Leigh


Early bird registration date extended to 3 May

To celebrate the release of the Draft Program we have extended the Early Bird registration by one week to 3 May. The draft program is now available. Download 2013 Timetable.

April Update

The conference committee is delighted with the response to the call for papers and the quality of the abstracts received. While there are many more than can be included in the program we hope to provide a balanced selection of papers that will appeal to a broad audience. Early bird registration has been extended to 3 May

ANZCED 2013 commences with the Friday afternoon workshop on Mental Health - focussing on the social and emotional wellbeing of deaf and hard of hearing children and young people. Visiting UK psychiatrist Professor Barry Wright, Clinical Lead for the National Deaf Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services and Australian leaders in this field will present along with other professionals from the health and education sectors.

ANZCED 2013 is proud to be sponsored by Deaf Services Queensland, Deaf Children Australia, Cochlear, Phonak, Deafness Forum, Hear and Learn, HICTI, Media Access Australia, VDEI and Envoy Advanced Technologies. Information about sponsorship and trade displays is available on the website. For more information contact the Organising Committee

Looking for accommodation close to the conference venue? Visit the Brisbane Conference and Exhibiton Centre website for a comprehensive listing of options to suit your taste and budget.

Timetable Available

We have now made available our draft timetable for 2013. Download 2013 Timetable

Call For Papers Selection Begins

The conference committee is delighted with the response to the call for papers and the quality of the abstracts received. Unfortunately there are many more than can be included in the program. In planning the program we aim to provide a balanced selection of papers that will appeal to a broad audience.

Call for Papers Closing Date Extended

Please note the call for papers has been extended to Friday 8 March. If you have been thinking about submitting a paper but have not done so yet you still have time.

Mental Health Workshop Friday Afternoon

ANZCED 2013 commences on Friday afternoon with a workshop on Mental Health - focussing on the social and emotional wellbeing of deaf and hard of hearing children and young people. Visiting UK psychiatrist Dr Barry Wright, Clinical Lead for the National Deaf Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services and Australian leaders in this field will be presenting and it is hoped that other professionals in health and education will attend.


Frequently Asked Questions

Event Information

Is there early bird registration?

Yes, you can save up to $50 by registering before May 3rd

Can I register for the conference and join AATD at the same time to get the members' discount?

No. AATD membership for new and continuing members must be paid to your state branch. State branches will provide the conference committee with lists of current members.

Can parents attend ANZCED

Parents are very welcome to attend ANZCED. There is a reduced rate for parents and full time students.

Will there be Sign Language interpreters?

Yes, Auslan interpreters will be available for all sessions and functions.

Can I register for one session only?

No. It is possible to register separately for Friday afternoon. Day registration is an option for Saturday or Sunday.

Can I share my registration with another person?

Yes, but you will need to advise who you will be sharing with and which sessions each of you will attend.

Can my school pay for my registration?

Yes. Register for the conference and tick 'Invoice required for payment by employer' if you require an invoice for payment.

Can I register on site?

No, for catering and planning purposes, registration must be received by 20 June 2013


Where is the conference located?

Our conference venue is the Brisbane Exhibition and Convention Centre. Situated on the banks of the Brisbane River, less than 2 kms from the CBD, South Bank is a lively and cosmopolitan area bustling with cafes, restaurants, and tourist attractions such as the Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA), the Queensland Museum and Science Centre, the Queensland Art Gallery, the Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC), the Wheel of Brisbane, the Napalese Pagoda, the Rainforest Walk and Streets Beach.



Choose your own accommodation in Brisbane to suit your taste and budget. There are two major hotels located adjacent to the Brisbane Exhibition and Convention Centre and 27 hotels within two kilometres and easy walking distance of the Convention Centre.

Accommodation around BCEC

If you plan to stay with friends or relatives in Brisbane, Southbank is easily reached by train, bus or ferry from all over Brisbane and is located at the hub of Brisbane's transport network.


Various methods of transport for getting around can be found here:

Brisbane Conference and Convention Centre can be reached directly by bus, train or CityCat, Brisbane River's high-speed regular catamaran service. Using public transport, one TransLink ticket will take you to your destination and allows transfers between buses, trains and ferries within Brisbane's transport network.

The city to airport Air Train operates from the South Brisbane train station, adjacent to the Convention Centre.

Nearest train station: South Brisbane
Nearest bus station: Cultural Centre or Southbank
CityCat: Southbank River Terminal

Timetables and Journey Planner can be found on the Translink website.


BCEC is less than 10 minutes walk from Brisbane CBD across Victoria Bridge or the Goodwill or Kurilpa pedestrian bridges.


Taxi ranks and drop off are located outside the main entrance in Grey Street.

BCEC has its own carpark (1500 spaces). Maximum daily parking rate is $25




Sponsorship & Trade Displays

You are encouraged to participate in the Conference as either a Sponsor or provider of a Trade Display for the duration of the Conference.

View and print the ANZCED 2013 Trade Display Registration Form

View and print the ANZCED 2013 Sponsorship Information Form

Email us about sponsorship & trade stand availabilities