Creating Peers When There Are No (DHH) Peers

Cultivating and developing friendships can be a real challenge for DHH students.  They may be the only student in the entire school with hearing loss.  And yet, it is critical to their identity for them to feel comfortable in who they are for them to be able to have positive relationships with others, excel at academics, and even advocate for themselves as they go through life.

7 modules; approximately 45 minutes

**Included in the Professional Academy

Target Audience:  Professionals

Learner Outcomes:

  1. Learners will be able to define the word PEER and IDENTITY and will be able to explain the impact these have in adolescence.  
  2. Learners will identify 10+ emotional characteristics displayed when a child is experiencing feelings of social isolation
  3. Learners will identify 3 teacher behaviors that made deaf/hard of hearing students feel different than their peers and the perceived negative reactions of classmates as a result of these teacher behaviors
  4. Learners will be able to identify at least 6 activities that can build peers relationships for students who are deaf or hard of hearing

MCDHH is an Approved RID CMP Sponsor for Continuing Education Activities. This Education K12 program is offered for MCDHH is an Approved RID CMP Sponsor for Continuing Education Activities. This Education K12 program is offered for .075 PS RID CEUs at the Little/None Content Knowledge Level. 

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