Model, Protocol and Guideline Course


The Road to Independence Model, Protocol & Guidelines identifying functional needs of the deaf and hearing impaired adult

Accredited at HPCSA: 5-CPD Points

TARGET GROUP: Audiologists, Speech and Occupational Therapists, Social Workers or any Professional operating in the field of the integration of adults with hearing loss.

The dates of the 2015 workshops will be available in January 2015 , however if you are interested in attending any of the workshops please forward the following information to

– Which workshop would you be interested in attending ?

– Would you be attending in your personal capacity ?

– Is your company interested in attending ?

– Where are you situated ?

Contact person for information: Michele Tonks at: or please call on 0827187715

Please see the BACKGROUND INFORMATION on the Model, Protocol & Guidelines. The Road to Independence Model, with its Protocol & Guidelines, is developed in line with the UN-Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, the SA Legislation, Codes and Guidelines. The Model contains information on human rights, legislation, networks for support, integration, accessibility, etc. The Protocol & Guidelines identifies the functional needs of the hearing impaired adult and the likely impact thereof on the individual. Concluding with practical examples on how the key role-players decide to reasonably accommodate the person in the workplace, as well as the broader society. This Model, Protocol and Guidelines has been developed in collaboration with experts in the field of audiology, hearing impairment, deafness, labour relations, the disability sector, etc.

This session will be presented by Mr Fanie du Toit of the National Council for Persons with Physical Disabilities in SA (NCPPDSA) in collaboration with Mrs Francis Slabber (a registered Audiologist at the HPCSA) and a member of SAAA. Du Toit, is an Adult Education Practitioner and the Manager of Public Education and Awareness at NCPPDSA. He experienced severe hearing loss for many years, but after 29 years had the miracle of being able to hear again after bilateral cochlear implants in 2011.

Due to the financial impact, it is not possible for us to provide interpreter- / lip speaker- / note taking services during the session. There will be a loop system available.

For more background information on the Road to Independence Project visit