Socialization Skills for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children - Webinar (

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Mandy Jay

TIME:  · 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CT; · 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm ET

Because of delayed language skills and fewer opportunities for incidental learning, social skills don’t just happen for students who are deaf and hard of hearing. Even mild or temporary hearing loss can delay the development of social skills. Ways of approaching socialization and social skills training will be discussed. Thoughts for achieving social inclusion in a variety of settings are offered, including community activities, school activities, peer groups, recreation opportunities, etc. The value of a mentor or role model who is deaf or hard of hearing is discussed. The presenter’s daughter is now in college. Personal accounts of socialization successes and struggles are included in this session.

Learning Objectives:
· Attendees will learn what socialization challenges are faced by children who are DHH
· Attendees will gain an understanding that socialization modeling starts at a very early age
· Professionals will leave with ideas to help parents work on socialization skills from the start.

PRESENTER:  Andrea Marwah received her BA degree in Psychology from North Central College in Naperville, Illinois. Since her daughter was diagnosed with hearing loss in 2002, she has taken a special interest in educating parents and professionals on matters concerning ADA, IDEA, and advocacy for students who are deaf or hard of hearing. Andrea presents both nationally on matters pertaining to advocacy and IDEA; deafness/hearing loss when combined with other disabilities; the impact of deafness/hearing loss; and many topics surrounding parenting and working with children who are deaf and hard of hearing. She works for the Illinois School for the Deaf as an outreach trainer and consultant for families and professionals who work with children who are deaf, hard of hearing, blind, visually impaired or deaf-blind. Andrea began her Presidency at Illinois Hands & Voices in 2010 and is a national trainer for the Hands & Voices.

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Live captioning will be provided

This webinar will be recorded and posted online at ( a week after the webinar. There are no CEU’s offered for the webinar.

If you have questions about this webinar, please contact Mandy Jay ( For technical assistance during the webinar, please contact Daniel Ladner (

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