Play Deafverse: Choose your Future, Lauren Kinast; March 19, 2018
Presentation Summary: This session is an introduction to NDC’s new interactive online game for deaf youth. Deafverse is a digital-based game that allows players a safe space to test their choices and help them understand the impact of their decisions. This session will introduce deaf youth to the self-paced online game and how they can strengthen their self-advocacy skills.
Recommended Resources for Students: ADA Video, Self Advocacy – The Basics, Self Advocacy Skills and Transition Planning for Deaf Students, DeafVerse- Choose Your FutureSetting High Expectations and Fostering Self-Advocacy Skills Among Deaf Youth for Parents and Professionals, Lauren Kinast; March 19, 2018
Presentation Summary: Deaf youth face many barriers and challenges as they move from high school into college, training programs, and the workplace. Parents, teachers and other professionals make a significant contribution to the expectations and beliefs of a young deaf individual’s abilities and future attainment. This workshop will provide parents and professionals with some strategies to foster high expectations and self-advocacy skills within deaf youth, both of which have a considerable impact on their educational outcomes and future employment goals.
Recommended Resources for Parents: Self Advocacy – The Basics, Research Summarized: Promoting High Expectations for Success, Effects of Parent Expectations and Parent Involvement in Post-School Outcomes for Deaf Individuals
Recommended Resources for Professionals: Professional Preparedness and Perspectives on Transition for Deaf Individuals, Self Advocacy Skills and Transition Planning for Deaf Students,, Role Models as Facilitators of Social Capital for Deaf Individuals: A Research Synthesis