Emotional Wellbeing Training Programme: Getting it right for deaf children and young people
Presented on Wednesday 13 January 2010
Session 5 - Owning the deafness
- To understand their own deafness & the wider implications it may have on their lives
- To manage their deafness effectively, maximising benefit for themselves by predicating possible outcomes
- To be comfortable explaining their deafness
Disadvantages & Advantages of being deaf
- You as a influential adult - can encourage ydpc to feel positive about their deafness
- What might ydpc see as disadvantages?
- Turn the disadvantages into advantages
Empowering & Predicting situations
- Giving young people time to predict what problems they may run into - empowers them to have a plan of action, and make choices that suits them.(p.54)
- Role play gives a great idea of what not to do, & prepares valid statements about their deafness when in unfamiliar situations.
Notes: Positive management and 'engineering' opportunities for success for deaf children is a key factor in prevention and management of mental health and behavioural difficulties at home and school.
How will you empower?;
What are the strategies you are doing? or would like to do to ensure ydpc OWN their deafness?
Ownership of deafness
- I am deaf
- ...and that means...
- I need you to...
- Communication tips
- Owning the deafness
- Understanding emotions
- Predicting a situation & preparing
Session 6 - I'm ok being deaf?
- Facing barriers, understanding every problem has a solution.
- Identifying situations where we don't feel confident and having a plan.
- B-B-A - humour, self awareness, who am I.
- Support buddy
- Happy thoughts
How we measure its impact on pupils?
- Lifestyle Rule Book
- I like me because...
"I'm only 'normal' when I'm with my deaf friends,
but when I'm with my 'normal' friends, I become deaf again"
Monitoring & tracking