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Helping Students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing Navigate Teenage Years
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Paula Zalcberg, an experienced teacher of the deaf and counsellor will present a twilight workshop on helping students who are deaf or hard of hearing navigate their teenage years.

Young people who are deaf or hard of hearing face specific deaf-specific psychological and social challenges which, if not addressed, may lead to mental health or behavioural issues and affect learning and life outcomes.

It is important for teachers and other professionals working with young people who are deaf and hard of hearing to understand the deaf-specific challenges students may encounter, how young people can be helped to understand their reactions to such challenges, and how they might be helped to develop strategies for responding more appropriately when difficult situations arise.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

The seminar will help participants to:

  • ​enhance their understanding of how deafness impacts on student mental health
  • enhance their understanding of how student mental health issues affect learning outcomes
  • use information gathered to work with the team around the student to develop a common behavioural plan which can be implemented
  • help students become aware of their behaviours and  the trigger points for particular behaviours
  • work with students to develop strategies for different situations

ABOUT THE PRESENTER

Paula Zalcberg, an experienced mental health practitioner who has worked with students who are deaf or hard of hearing (DHH), their teachers, and their families, will be leading this seminar. Paula specialises in addressing the mental wellbeing needs of students who are DHH in their family and at school. Her expertise will provide a valuable contribution to teachers of the deaf who attend this twilight session.

PUBLIC TRANSPORT

The closest train station to VDEI is the Prahran station, on the Sandringham line.

The closest tram stops are Tram Stop 27 (cnr St Kilda Road and High Street) and Tram stop 28 (cnr Punt Road and High Street).

PARKING

Unfortunately, there is no parking available on site at VDEI. There are two options available: Metered street parking is available on St Kilda Road and High Street; and 

All day paid car parking is available in close walking distance to VDEI. For prices, please check their website.​Pullman Melbourne Albert Park, Queens Road (crn Lorne Street)Wilson Carpark, Queens Lane.

​For information about VDEI  Interpreting, Captioning and Transcript Policy:​

VDEI Interpreting, Captioning and Transcript Policy 2016.docx

VDEI Interpreting, Captioning and Transcript Policy 2016.pdf​​

Dates and Times

Thursday, October 13, 2016

5:00 PM till 7:00 PM

Add to Calendar10/13/2016 5:00 PM10/13/2016 7:00 PMAustralia/MelbourneHelping Students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing Navigate Teenage YearsPaula Zalcberg, an experienced teacher of the deaf and counsellor will present a twilight workshop on helping students who are deaf or hard of hearing navigate their teenage years.Young people who are deaf or hard of hearing face specific deaf-speci...VDEI 597 St Kilda Road Melbourne VIC 3004Victorian Deaf Education Institutevdei@edumail.vic.gov.au

Audience
Teachers of the deaf, educational audiologists, psychologists and social workers.
Cost

Standard

No Charge

Location
VDEI 597 St Kilda Road Melbourne VIC 3004