Ages 6-21 Professional Development Sessions
Developing Self-Advocacy Skills with Students who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing (and use spoken English)
This presentation will discuss what self-advocacy skills are important for deaf and hard of hearing children and what is known about the development of these skills. Assessment and tracking tools will be reviewed along with meaningful ways to consider self-advocacy and repair strategies in IFSP outcomes and IEP goals. The session will emphasize how common practices build the foundation for self-advocacy and will provide strategies that can be integrated into services and classroom settings.
Developing Self-Advocacy Skills with Students who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing (and use American Sign Language)
This training will focus on how to assist and track the development of self-advocacy skills for students who are deaf and hard of hearing and place emphasis on healthy self-esteem and identity. This workshop is designed to promote the understanding of how identity is developed for deaf and hard of hearing children who function in a sound based world and are often from families who may not use visual language.