Do young people with mild / moderate hearing loss have the social and emotional skills to enable them to lead confident and independent lives beyond school?
The research aims to investigate what the social and emotional needs of children and young people with mild / moderate hearing loss are. The research proposes to use a mixed methods approach to investigate this phenomenon. Initially it will evaluate the needs using quantitative data and then qualitative research methods will be used to gather personal reflections and data relating to the research questions. Positive mental Health and wellbeing has become ‘buzz words’ within education and specific support has been put in to place to support children and young people and those witha severe / profound hearing loss. The research will consider if specific awareness needs to be considered for those with a mild / moderate hearing loss to ensure they possess the appropriate social and emotional skills to become confident and independent adults when they leave school / fulltime education.
- Social and emotional needs of deaf children.
- Children and Young people with a mild / moderate hearing loss.
- Language and communication.
- Inclusion of children and young people with SEN and disabilities in mainstream schools.
- Pupil Voice.
- Early identification and early intervention of support services/ resources
Dr. Elizabeth Hodges
Dr. Emmanouela Terlektsi
Source of Funding
College of Social Sciences School of Education Scholarship
Membership of research andprofessional organisations
Publications and Conference Presentations
Article published in the BATOD magazine (June 2017) – social and emotional needs of military children with a hearing loss.
BATOD Conference presentation (Promoting Social and Emotional Skills and Mental Health of Deaf Children) – March 2017