Professor Shirin D. Antia, in collaboration with RIDBC, will present two full-day individual seminars on Skills for Success for Students with Hearing Loss. This event has been endorsed for 12 CE points by the AG Bell Academy of Listening and Spoken Language. LSLS certification numbers will be required at registration on attendance.
The day one workshop will explain her research on vocabulary-building at the Center on Literacy and Deafness. This research was with children who are deaf or hard of hearing (DHH) in kindergarten through to second grade. Topics include: the importance of vocabulary learning, connecting vocabulary with literacy, and effective vocabulary-building teaching strategies. This workshop will include discussions about what it means to know a word, what words should be taught, and how to best teach these words. Dr Antia will also share the best practices of vocabulary-building program for young children without a disability. She will further demonstrate evidence of a successful vocabulary-building program for students who are DHH.
The day two workshop will cover how communication difficulties and delays can influence social skills development. The ability to function in a variety of social situations is crucial for social participation within school and professional participation as an adult. This workshop will cover issues related to social skills and social relationships. Professor Antia will outline evidence-based research about social competence in students who are DHH. She will also explain how families, communities, and teachers can create environments that promote the student’s self-determination and social competence.
explain the connection between vocabulary and literacy in preadolescents who are DHH
implement effective vocabulary-building strategies in their teaching
articulate the importance of a student knowing a word, what words should be taught, and how to best teach these words
resource evidence-based research of successful vocabulary-building for students who are DHH
identify social challenges unique to students who are DHH
teach effective social skills to students who are DHH
resource evidence-based research of social competence in students who are DHH
suggest, advise, establish and modify environments that that promote a student’s self-determination and social competence
relay this information to general education teachers
The VDEI Learning Centre Victorian Deaf Education Institute
597 St Kilda Road, Melbourne 3004
Day 1: $95, Remote $100
Day 2: $95, Remote $100
Both Days: $190, Remote $200