Developing a Resiliency Shield for Young Children who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

PaTTAN - Harrisburg Google Maps

Session Dates

Tuesday June 06, 2017 9:00 AM - 3:15 PM


Developing resiliency in young children who are deaf or hard of hearing is one skill that we can help them to cultivate in order to have the most positive outcomes later in life. How can we help children to bounce back after setbacks and to learn from challenging situations? Thriving in the face of adversity comes from resilience, a super power that we can cultivate in young children. Children who are deaf or hard of hearing may be at higher risk for experiencing bullying, abuse from others, or being taken advantage of. Developing protective strategies in order to build resilience is one way that professionals, caregivers and families can decrease risk and promote positive later outcomes. Strategies for developing resilience in young children will be reviewed, with opportunities for practice and development of strategies to apply to the young children you work with.


Participants will be able to:

  1. Define resilience
  2. Describe how resiliency can manifest across developmental stages in childhood
  3. Explain the importance of resiliency in children who are deaf or hard of hearing
  4. Document rituals and routines that they can use in their settings to promote resilience in children
  5. Discuss risk factors that decrease mastery and resilience in young children
  6. Describe the language skills necessary to enhance resiliency in children who are deaf or hard of hearing

Target Audience

This workshop is intended for Early Intervention service coordinators, providers, teachers of the deaf and hard of hearing, teachers of the visually impaired, early childhood education teachers, speech & language therapists, audiologists, special health care needs consultants, physical therapists, occupational therapists, nurses, and parents of infants and young children who are deaf, hard of hearing, deaf-blind or at risk for deaf-blindness.

Individuals attending this course must arrive on time and stay the duration of the course in order to receive Act 48 Professional Education hours. Requests for exceptions are to be brought to the attention of the individualĀ“s Superintendent or IU Director prior to the course.

Topics Covered: Early Intervention

Event Info

Event Type:


Credit Type:

Act 48 Clock Hour
Infant/Toddler Staff Training Hours
No credit


Jennifer Linton Reesman, Ph.D., ABPP

Event Contact:


Linda Rhine


Anne Gaspich