Understanding and Addressing Language Deprivation with Deaf Children

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Understanding & addressing language deprivation in deaf children

Join us for a 2-hour workshop by BCBA Zaineb Abdulla on Understanding & Addressing Language Deprivation in Deaf Children.

DATE: May 19, 2023

TIME: 6-8PM Eastern

A brain that is deprived of language is a brain that cannot fully develop. Language deprivation is a leading cause of executive dysfunction and learning delays amongst Deaf children. In this workshop, we will be exploring the topic of language deprivation and learning how to address the issue by implementing behavior analytic tools to foster long-term language growth.

Zaineb Abdulla is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) specializing in the co-morbidities of deafness and trauma. In addition to the BCBA credential, Zaineb is also certified as a Clinical Child and Family Trauma Specialist. She currently provides behavior analytic services to children in foster care, Deaf children with various neurodivergences and adults with special needs living in group home settings. Additionally, Zaineb runs Deaf Planet Soul and Deaf Defy. Deaf Planet Soul is an NGO in Chicago, IL which serves and empowers the Deaf and Hard of Hearing through programming in childhood literacy, women’s self defense, job training, business development, social events and more. Deaf Defy is an international NGO providing audiological care, hearing aids and sign language acquisition services to deaf children living in refugee camps throughout the Middle East.

This presentation will be accessible in American Sign Language (ASL) and English. Profits from this webinar will be donated to Deaf Planet Soul.

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