Social Skills Loud & Clear: Building and Supporting Social Skills for Students with Hearing Loss in the Mainstream

by Melinda Gillinger

Social skills for children with hearing loss will be addressed, including the nuances of how language and communication can affect social competence. Research on a variety of relationship issues such as incidental learning, pragmatic language, and self-acceptance will be covered along with how specialists can support the development of social skills in the educational setting. RID CEUs.

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Loud & Clear: Building and Supporting Social Skills for Students with Hearing Loss in the Mainstream

Course Curriculum

    1. Social Skills - Module 1 - 25 minutes

    2. Social Skills - Module 2 - 21 minutes

    3. Social Skills - Module 3 - 25 minutes

    4. Social Skills - Module 4 - 21 minutes

    5. Quiz - Social Skills Loud and Clear

    6. COURSE EVALUATION - Social Skills Loud and Clear

    7. ASHA Verification Form - Social Skills Loud and Clear

    8. LSLS CEU Letter - Loud and Clear - Social Skills

    9. More Options for Success

    10. ISBE Professional Development Hours

3 Learner Outcomes

  • State the importance of early access to language, receptive and expressive communication, non-verbal aspects of communication and the connection to social skills
  • Describe the various verbal and nonverbal aspects of communication that can affect student development of social skills
  • Describe ow to support and facilitate the development of social skills of students with hearing loss in the educational setting

Meet Your Instructor

Melinda Gillinger

Melinda Gillinger is an educator with a Master’s degree in Special Education from California State University, Northridge. She is the mother of 3 children. Her oldest is profoundly deaf and uses a cochlear implant. As part of her work serving children with special needs for over 20 years, she has been a classroom teacher and was on the pediatric cochlear implant and research team at the House Ear Institute in Los Angeles. Her work and research for the past 16 years has focused on families and school districts meeting the needs of children with hearing loss in the educational setting. Melinda has been a contributing writer for the Supporting Success for Children with Hearing Loss Bi-Monthly Updates and posts on social media to families of children with hearing loss on behalf of Supporting Success.