In June, VDEI will host a live webinar with Dr Louisa Willoughby, a Sociolinguist and Applied linguist from Monash University. The webinar will explore the topic of ‘Language, culture and identity: supporting positive development of adolescents who are deaf and hard of hearing.’
Dr Willoughby's presentation will provide an overview of the key language, communicative and cultural issues facing adolescents who are deaf and hard of hearing (DHH) from both majority and minority language and cultural backgrounds. The presentation will also outline the ways in which these factors contribute to identity development, peer group formation and feelings of general social connection.
A particular focus of this presentation will be to help practitioners and young people who are DHH to identify the multiplicity of communicative resources, community memberships and identity positions open to adolescents who are DHH to support young people to actively craft positive futures.
Date: Thursday 11 June 2020
Time: 4.30pm – 5.30pm
Delivery: The presentation will be delivered to an online audience using WebEx Technology. The presentation will be approximately one hour in length with an opportunity for questions via text. Registration is available for remote access only.
Participants will receive a certificate noting 1 hour of professional learning.
Register now to attend