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Supporting Social Success for Students with Hearing Loss
Fri, 28 April 2017, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM NDT
For most children and youth, a critical part of the school day revolves around social interactions with peers. However, students who are deaf or hard of hearing have been found to interact less with peers- and show less confidence—than do hearing children of the same age. This workshop will focus on strategies for educators to help promote and support the social skill development of their students with hearing loss. We’ll focus on strategies aimed at enhancing social and self-advocacy skills, as well as assertiveness.
Certificate of Workshop completion will be provided
Captioning provided on request
About Guest Speaker Janet Jamieson
Janet is Co-Director of the program in Education of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing and Director of the Institute for Early Childhood Education and Research at the University of British Columbia. It’s been her particular pleasure in recent years to welcome deaf and hard of hearing young adults and their siblings – who she once knew as young children – into the profession of Education of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.
Janet has a longstanding interest in the well-being of deaf and hard of hearing children and their families. In one way or another, her research interests have focused on promoting the positive development and welfare of deaf and hard of hearing children, their parents, and teachers. Currently Janet is investigating family support needs when children have acquired hearing loss through cancer treatment.