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What can I do to make my 5 year old daughters playdates more successful?

Query: My little girl has just started school and I am really keen to make it easy for her to make some friends and thought a few play dates would be good. Without over thinking them thought the forum may have some good ideas! Reply: thanks for your email and we have written a few ideas below from a speech therapist who specialises in the early years. Wha...

Posted on October 2, 2017 11:57

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Resources for self esteem and identity

Query: I am a Specialist Speech and Language Therapist in Hearing Impairment. I am currently working with a 9 year old who attends a mainstream school and is the only child with Cochlear Implant.She is starting to become more aware of her deafness and identity issues. I am keen to boost her self-esteem and positive self-image. What are the best resources out there to support this type of work on a one-to-one basis? I am also keen for the family to take an active r...

Posted on March 7, 2016 11:54

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Is this the same for hearing children?

Enquiry: My six year old daughter has two implants and is doing very well with speech and at school but she really needs to know exactly what is happening in advance. If there is any change to routine or if something happens that she is not expecting she becomes very agitated and upset. I'm wondering if this is normal for all children and also if anybody has any advice about how to deal with this. Reply:

Posted on November 2, 2011 17:50

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Deaf identity at transition

Enquiry: I was wondering if you have any information about any counselling or PSE type courses/work available to deaf teenagers coming to terms with being 'different' and promoting a positive sense of deaf identity. I work with 3 pupils in year 8 at one school and have a group of 3 going up to another in Sept for whom this is beginning to become an issue. Reply: This is really a very important area of work with deaf young people. The fac...

Posted on May 7, 2009 15:54

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Psycho social issues

Enquiry: Is anyone doing work on dealing with the emotional issues connected with cochlear implants and teenagers? Answer: Alex Wheeler and others have done some research, for The Ear Foundation in collaboration with the NDCS, on young people’s perception of their cochlear implants. This is the reference: Wheeler A, Archbold S, Gregory S, Skipp A, (2007) Cochlear Implants: The young peoples’ perspective. Journal Deaf Studies and ...

Posted on May 16, 2008 15:52

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