Welcome to the Association of Lipspeakers
The Association of Lipspeakers (ALS) is the professional body that represents lipspeakers. We aim to promote lipspeaking and its good practice and encourage the further development of lipspeaking as a communication service.
This site should enable you to find and successfully use lipspeakers, whether through a registered agency or by direct contact with lipspeakers in any region.
*In order to offer you the best communication experience, please be clear as to what type of lipspeaking service you would like. Either straightforward lipspeaking/lipreading or lipspeaking with the aid of signs *The majority of ALS lipspeakers can also offer a Sign Supported Lipspeaking (SSE) service.
Lipspeaker’s CPD Diary Past & Present: http://lipspeaking.co.uk/cpd/
2019 Spring Workshop – ‘ Behind Closed Doors’ Lipspeaking in Prisons – To be delivered by Julia Anderson RSLI – A list of interested people is currently being compiled. Please contact the ALS if you would like to be included. All lipspeaking trainees are welcome.
17th,November, 2018 ALS – AGM & Workshop – Lipspeaker’s & The General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) – Delivered by Gail Dixon RSLI (recent/past chair of ALSI)
22nd, September, 2018 ALS – Mid Year Workshop – Thank you to all who attended this workshop – ‘Up close and Personal’ – The rewards and challenges of supporting deaf people in work delivered by Dr Jules Dickinson RSLI/FASLI– It was an incredible success with unsurprising requests for a part 2. So watch this space …
21st, April, 2018 ALS – Spring workshop – ‘Lipspeaking in Police settings’ (Clarion Approved) Thank you to Byron RSLI (FASLI), DS Gilbert and all Attendees for making the Police\Custody workshop simply memorable. A lovely, lovely day had by all.
18th, November, 2017 – Was a huge success – AGM & Workshop PIP Training (Personal Independence Payment)
Why not investigate the Walks & Talks….Lynne Dubin has been a busy bee organising the 2017/18 programme. Please check out the diary of events http://lipspeaking.co.uk/1617-2/
ALWAYS ask to see the name badge of your lipspeaker. All NRCPD registered lipspeakers will have one. This ensures quality and allows you to complain about the quality if need be to the NRCPD.
Somebody wearing an ‘ALS badge‘ is not necessarily a qualified and registered lipspeaker.