Joining the dots: social competency and executive functions in children with hearing loss

The tools we need to thrive academically and socially.
Gehoor - Zien
Type Workshop
Code 129
Date(s) 01/10/2024
Time 09:00h until 16:00h
Location Online
Price € 425,00 - € 340,00 for participants
Registration deadline 03/09/2024
Duration 11,00h
Professional training
Extra info

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  • "Heel praktische workshop die van mij zelfs 3 dagen mocht duren."
  • "Veel interactie, veel voorbeelden, fijne spreekster met veel ervaring uit de praktijk en heel relevante workshop."
  • "Positief, afwisselend, heel praktijkgericht met veel ideeën voor eigen groepstherapie."


“We are hardwired to connect with others, it’s what gives purpose and meaning to our lives.” - Brené Brown

There are ever increasing options and solutions offered by hearing technology, with more ways for children and teenagers to connect wirelessly than ever before. However this is still no magic adaptor for getting tasks done in the classroom and for making and keeping friends. No magic software to work out how to prioritise and plan homework or stay on task when our focus wanders. And how do we teach our students how to interpret the thoughts and feelings of those around us who help us learn how to socially problem solve and multi task? Our measure for success needs to extend beyond clear speech and hearing conversations and include the skills needed to regulate emotions, plan for the future, remember what we have learnt and thrive socially.

So this workshop will address how we can support these vital skills for getting taks done and thinking socially. We will consider the range of skills needed with an in-depth focus on theory of mind and executive functions. We will explore how these impact our deaf children’s abilities to thrive academically and socially. This will include practical tools and resources to grow social thinking principles and off the shelf ideas for working on executive functions with the children and teenagers.

From this workshop we are hoping you will:

  • Gain knowledge of latest trends and current research into social competence.
  • Connect with new ideas for growing social competence in a range of age groups.
  • Have a working knowledge of executive functions and how to apply it one to one and in groups.
  • Get a chance to explore resources for working on executive functions and think on how to apply them where you work.
  • Get an overview of what the Social Thinking Programme and smiLE Therapy is about and what tools you can go away with and use.
  • Hear about ideas for engaging with families around social thinking.
  • Engage in interesting discussions around how to create groups and manage the dynamics and different ages and abilities.
  • Share and reflect on your daily practice with others.
  • Build a resource folder with materials and tools to use in your daily practice.

Door wie?

Diana Harbor
Hear Together (Verenigd Koninkrijk)
Speech & Language Therapist and Educational Audiologicalist

Diana is dual trained as a Speech and Language Therapist and Audiologist. She started work as an audiologist and research associate in 1999, working for the MRC Institute of Hearing Research. In 2001 she joined the Nottingham Paediatric Cochlear Implant Programme (now NAIP) as a specialist speech and language therapist.

In 2006 Diana joined The Ear Foundation developing the education programme, delivering courses and creating education resources. She also co-led activities and summer residentials for teenagers with hearing loss. Diana is currently part of Hear Together, where she leads on training as well assupporting the family and teens programme. She also runs her own independent speech therapy practice, Khuluma.TLC as well as consulting for a local hearing support service.

Voor wie?

Deze tweedaagse online workshop is relevant voor hulpverleners die werken met kinderen en jongeren (leeftijd van 4 tot 18 jaar) met gehoorverlies. Er is een focus op kinderen/jongeren die toegang hebben tot hoortechnologie, maar er komen eveneens onderwerpen aan bod die relevant zijn voor professionelen die werken met kinderen met ASS waarbij geen gehoorverlies is vastgesteld.

Over wie?

4 - 18 jaar


Documentatie en hosting door Sig-medewerker inbegrepen.

Uurregeling van de dag:

  • 9.00 - 10.15 uur
  • pauze
  • 10.30 - 12.00 uur
  • pauze
  • 13.00 - 14.15 uur
  • pauze
  • 14.30 - 16.00 uur

Je volgt deze online workshop via het platform Zoom. Je krijgt op 30/09 een e-mail met een link naar de online workshop en wat praktische informatie. Kreeg je op 30/09 om 14 uur nog geen link via e-mail? Neem dan contact op met ons via

Bij online vormingen vragen we om te werken met één toestel (laptop, tablet, smartphone) per deelnemer. Meerdere deelnemers per toestel is niet toegestaan.

Op zoek naar meer achtergrondinformatie? Neem een kijkje in de catalogus van de Sig-bib. Spring gerust binnen tijdens de openingsuren (elke werkdag van 9 tot 12 uur, behalve op woensdag). Uitlenen is gratis.

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