At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will have an understanding of Theory of Mind (ToM) and how it impacts social-emotional development, in particular for children with hearing loss. Participants will be provided with resources and strategies for the intentional teaching of “mental state” verbs and social emotional skills.
Course created on April 11, 2016
- Participants will be able to define the concept of Theory of Mind.
- Participants will be able to compare the development of TofM for typically developing children to the development of TofM in children with hearing loss.
- Participants will be able to evaluate at least 5 readily available resources for easy application to exposing children with hearing loss to Theory of Mind and enhancing social-emotional skills.
|0-10 Minutes||Introduction; Define and provide examples of Theory of Mind and provide listing of mental state verbs|
|10-20 Minutes||Discuss the development of Theory of Mind for typically developing children as compared to the development of Theory of Mind for children with hearing loss|
|20-55 Minutes||Provide resources and strategies for intentionally teaching Theory of Mind and enhancing social-emotional skills|
|55-60 Minutes||Conclusion; Q and A|
Consumer Outreach Manager
Virgi Mills, M.E.D., a certified Educator in the state of Florida, is also a bilateral MED-EL recipient, serving currently as a Consumer Outreach Manager for MED-EL in the southeast region. In this role, she provides support and outreach services for cochlear implant clinics, audiologists, speech-language pathologists, educators, VR counselors, MED-EL recipients and CI candidates. Previously, Virgi taught students who have hearing loss using listening and spoken language for the School Board of Alachua County, FL and also Duval County Public Schools, FL. Virgi received her Master in Education of the Deaf in the Auditory-Oral tradition from the Smith College/Clarke School program in 2008.
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