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Social Language Development in Deaf Children (.4 PS CEUs) CANCELLED

  • Surf City Community Center 201 Community Center Drive Surf City, NC 28445 (map)


Workshop Description: This workshop will focus on healthy social-language development of deaf children through having full access to a language and the long-term effects language deprivation has on individuals academically, intellectually, socially, and employability. Key terminology will be discussed, research data, and concepts of social-language development and deprivation issues in children and adults who are deaf, all will be presented through discussion and group activities.

Facilitator: Michael Lupo is an Itinerant Teacher of the Deaf with Pender County Schools educating deaf students Pre-K through 12th grade.  He specializes in reading and writing skills as well as empowering deaf students to develop self-advocacy skills.  Michael is also the vice president for the North Carolina Hands & Voices Chapter, an organization that offers parents of deaf children informed choices for their child’s education and lifelong endeavorsHe is currently developing a book distribution/reading program for deaf children statewide.