Supporting Children Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

This training module is an 18 hour workshop intended for professionals working with children who have hearing loss. The curriculum consists mostly of hands-on activities, discussions and some lecture. Some of the highlights are:

  • types of hearing loss
  • how to read an audiogram
  • hearing loss simulation
  • opportunities to troubleshoot hearing aids, cochlear implants and FM systems (thanks to generous equipment donations made by Phonak Canada and Cochlear Corporation of Canada)
  • community resources in BC for families of children who have hearing loss
  • the importance of non-biased presentation of information about communication methodologies
  • effects of hearing loss on development
  • inclusion of the child with hearing loss
  • how to adapt the home or preschool environment to make it more accessible to a child with hearing loss

The Partnerships Project Training Modules are a community based training delivery model for practitioners and parents in communities who serve children birth to six with special needs and their families.