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

  • Northside Baptist Church 2501 North College Road, Bldg A Wilmington, NC, 28405 United States (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 endeavors. He is currently developing a book distribution/reading program for deaf children statewide.