Joining the dots: social competency, thriving academically, emotional well-being and hearing loss

Gehoor - Zien
Type Workshop
Code 129
Wanneer 01/10/2024
Uur 09:00u tot 16:00u
Waar Online
Prijs € 425,00 - € 340,00 voor participanten
Uiterste inschrijvingsdatum 03/09/2024
Aantal uren vorming 11,00u
Professionele vorming
Extra info


                                   “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. There are more ways for children and teenagers to connect wirelessly than ever before. However this is still no magic adaptor for making and keeping friends. No magic software to interpret the thoughts and feelings of those around us who help us learn how to socially problem solve and multi task. Talk to parents and they will tell you, technology is wonderful, clear speech and academic success for their children with hearing loss is important. But what they really want to know is whether their child is happy, communicating well with peers and thriving socially.

So this workshop will address how, as professionals and parents, we can support these vital skills for 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 on our deaf children’s abilities to thrive academically and socially. This will include a look at some research and some of the practical resources we use as an Ear Foundation team, applying Social Thinking Principles and Executive function resources with the children and teenagers we see.

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 all age groups.
  • Have a working knowledge of executive functions and how to apply it one to one and in groups.
  • Gain an understanding of the importance of encouraging autobiographical memories and personal stories.
  • Get a chance to explore resources for working on executive function 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

The Ear Foundation (Verenigd Koninkrijk)
Speech & Language Therapist and Audiological Scientist

Diana joined the Ear Foundation’s education and family team in 2005.
She develops and presents courses both in the UK and with our partners abroad.

Co-leader of the Ear Foundation’s teens and young leaders programme, helping develop a holistic curriculum that promotes managing hearing technology, academic and social success.

Member of the Ear Foundation’s team responsible for developing adult private cochlear implant services, involved in the fitting and rehabilitation side of this 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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