Deaf Teenagers – the challenges of today

For deaf young people, most of whom are in mainstream education, the lack of a peer group can be important, and the challenges they face become greater. At school, there may be greater demands upon them, with expanding language and curriculum demands, and providing support while promoting independence challenging.

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Course Code:   CPE17DTC-W

Course Information

For all teenagers, adolescence is a time of transition and a challenging time. It is a time when they learn to be independent, when the peer group becomes more important and where they are exploring new ways of thinking. For deaf young people, most of whom are in mainstream education, the lack of a peer group can be important, and the challenges they face become greater. At school, there may be greater demands upon them, with expanding language and curriculum demands, and providing support while promoting independence challenging. The support provided by families and teachers in early life can develop dependency; it’s important in adolescence that young people are able to experience and learn from their failures. This presentation will discuss the challenges for deaf young people today: many of them say they are being deaf differently, and that it is today possible to be both deaf and hearing. Why?

Presenter

  • Dr Sue Archbold
    Back in 1989, at the outset of The Ear Foundation, as a teacher of the deaf, I never dreamt that I would see the changes in opportunities for deaf children brought about by cochlear implantation. It’s a privilege to have observed the dramatic changes in opportunities offered by today’s hearing technologies, particularly cochlear implants, for deaf children and adults. The Ear Foundation led the way in the provision of cochlear implants for children, and now I am delighted to be leading our great team in ensuring that the potential of the technology is reached in everyday life. My experience in education, in managing Nottingham Cochlear Implant Programme for 15 years, in delivering clinical services and in qualitative research gives me the background to run this exciting and diverse Third Sector organisation with its great team of staff, Trustees and volunteers. My national and international contacts in education, audiology, ENT, speech and language and cochlear implantation ensure that we are up to date with the latest research and practice and that we are influential across this diverse field. Most of all, our team share the passion in putting our users-deaf children, young people, adults and their families - at the heart of what we do.

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These are convenient and accessible and can be accessed at anytime. These sessions are presented by International and National experts including RIDBC staff. All the courses are accredited by the BOSTES and many are also accredited by Audiology Australia and AG Bell.

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June 26, 2017
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