It is well documented that even under regular circumstances, coping with academic, social, and physical situations as a teenager with typical hearing can be very challenging in today’s world. It is even more challenging for a student with hearing loss where communication is critical to socializing. CHI has created events to address any issues that teens and young adults may be experiencing that does not fall into the general categories of being a teen.
SMART Program –Social Mentoring and Advocacy Resource Training
This program established for tweens/teens will host a series of workshops to connect students with hearing loss from multiple programs and connect them with peers and mentors. These workshops will provide them with exciting, structured events to help them develop specific skill sets for building self-advocacy, socialization skills, leadership and teamwork skills, public speaking and ultimately, encouragement in becoming a more active participating in their communities.
*If you have an event concept that you would like to see for students with hearing loss, CHI encourages you to contact the office so that we may help in implementing your idea.
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