Social Communication & Belonging in the Classroom
Presentation Description: Even children with age-appropriate vocabulary development typically experience pragmatic language and social issues related to a lifelong reduction in incidental learning, secondary to a smaller listening bubble. This presentation will provide some foundations to this issue, means to assess, and ways to respond to improve social skills and feelings of belonging.
Three Learner Outcomes: The participants will be able to:
This timeless professional development material was recorded at the November 2014 Supporting Success Conference.
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Karen Anderson PhD has worked in clinical, public school and state-level (EHDI) settings to address the needs of children with hearing loss. She is Director of Supporting Success for Children with Hearing Loss, providing online resources for professionals and families. Karen is a past president of the Educational Audiology Association, has received national recognition awards in educational audiology and has been an adjunct professor at University of South Florida. She is the author or co-author of many practical checklists, such as the SIFTER, LIFE-R, and CHILD and co-author of the book Building Skills for School Success in the Fast-Paced Classroom with Kathy Arnoldi and other publications. She is currently Director of Supporting Success for Children with Hearing Loss.
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Summary of presentation handout (6 pages)
1. Social cognition is:
a. reading feedback from people’s faces to help you know if you need to regulate your behavior
b. thinking about ways to make friends
c. learning social skills by watching other children
d. none of the above
2. On average, by age 7 children with hearing loss had pragmatic language skills similar to a child who is:
a. ½ years old
b. years old
c. ½ years old
d. years old
3. At what age does the psychosocial stage occur when children begin to develop a sense of judgment (learn what is acceptable/not acceptable)?
a. 2-4 years
b. 3-5 years
c. 4-6 years
d. 5-7 years