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Joining the dots: social competence and hearing loss in the teens years

The Ear Foundation, Nottingham
The Ear Foundation
9th July 2019
All day

Buy one ticket for £90, bring a colleague for £10!

‘What teenagers want most is social rewards, especially the respect of their peers’  Alison Gopnik

Whether it’s connecting on Snapchat or Instagram likes, teenager’s sense of self and well being is neurologically programmed to need to belong to a peer  group who accept and value them. It causes pain when this connection absent. We listen to the stories of teenagers with hearing loss and will share research into why this is not always happening.

Leave this course more confident to recognise the complex skills our teenagers with hearing loss need to thrive socially.  There will be a focus on how the language we use, along with our actions affects what people think, imagine and feel about us and what we can do about it. There will be lots of time to problem solve and share resources you currently use to grow social competence with a range of deaf teenagers. We will be sharing the ASSETS programme as developed by Imagine IF, which forms the basis of our TEF Teens curriculum.

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