Victorian Deaf Education Institute webinar

The June 11 webinar will explore how teachers can support the positive development of adolescents who are deaf and hard of hearing

The Victorian Deaf Education Institute (VDEI) will host a webinar about language, culture and identity on Thursday 11 June.

Dr Louisa Willoughby will present the webinar, which will explore the topic 'language, culture and identity: supporting positive development of adolescents who are deaf and hard of hearing (DHH)'.

It will provide an overview of the key language/communicative and cultural issues facing adolescents who are DHH (from both majority and minority language or cultural backgrounds). The presentation will also cover the ways in which these contribute to identity development, peer group formation and feelings of general social connection.

A focus will be to help educators and 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.

This presentation will be delivered online via WebEx technology and will run for about one hour with an opportunity for questions.

Date: Thursday 11 June 2020

Time: 4.30pm to 5.30pm

Cost: $25 (including GST)

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Find out more about how you can support the positive development of adolescents who are deaf and hard of hearing

Participants will receive a certificate noting one hour of professional learning.