a Model for building resilience and social Skills 

 

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Hear and Say WorldWide strives to stay relevant to the needs of the ever changing and maturing demographic of children and families under its care. While age-appropriate speech and language skills and exceptional use of hearing technology are desired outcomes for children with hearing loss, the overarching objective is for these children to achieve their full potential in today’s world. To this end, social competence and a feeling of self-worth are highly desirable in our children.  This module explores these domains of development, the challenges they represent for children and young adults with hearing loss, and what Hear and Say is doing to help meet these challenges.

In response to the perceived need in this area, Hear and Say has created a unique continuum of social skills programs for children with hearing loss from infants through to young adults. These programs include the following:

  • Listen Little Stars – for infants and their parents

  • Little Explorers Auditory-Verbal Program (LEAP) – for families and their children aged 18 months to 4 years

  • LAUNCH Pad – for children in the year before formal schooling

  • ROCKET – for children in their first year of formal schooling

  • COMET – for children aged 8-10 years

  • STAR – for children aged 11-13 years

  • Young Adults Program – for late teens and young adults

These programs aim to provide a safe environment for children and their families to explore and share feelings and emotions, increase parent and peer support, develop clear and effective communication skills, and develop teamwork abilities and trust. The programs also aim to reinforce skills that are particularly important for each age group, such as early literacy skills for children in the year before entering formal schooling. Through these programs, Hear and Say strives to support the mental health and wellbeing of children and their families as well as foster relationships important for a sense of belonging and self-worth.

Examples of each curriculum, including video footage, are used to demonstrate aspects of the different programs. Outcome measures are also discussed.