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Language Deprivation and Deaf Mental Health

August 9 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Language Deprivation and Deaf Mental Health explores the impact of the language deprivation that some deaf individuals experience by not being provided fully accessible language exposure during childhood. Leading experts in Deaf mental health care discuss the implications of language deprivation for a person’s development, communication, cognitive abilities, behavior, and mental health. Beginning with discussion of language deprivation syndrome, the chapters address the challenges of psychotherapy, interpreting, communication and forensic assessment, language and communication development with language-deprived persons, as well as whether cochlear implantation means deaf children should not receive rich sign language exposure. The book concludes with a discussion of the most effective advocacy strategies to prevent language deprivation. These issues, which draw on both cultural and disability perspectives, are central to the emerging clinical specialty of Deaf mental health. There are three sessions focusing on different readings.

This topic is geared toward our members active in the DHH program: DHH teachers, Framework educators, Ed. interpreters, SLP, Paras, Social Workers

Join us on Mondays: August 2nd, 9th, and 16 at 2pm. Please register below once for all three dates.  These sessions will be held virtually and registration is required to receive the meeting link. Each session link will be sent the morning of the session.  Registration closes at 12pm on July 30th.

Please contact the MTEA office (414-259-1990) if you would like to participate but require interpreting services.

MTEA - Language Deprivation and Deaf Mental Health Registration


August 9
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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