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Navigating Friendships for Students with Hearing Loss

28 July @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm


This course focuses on the role of friendships on social wellbeing and the impact of hearing loss on communication and social development. It provides strategies for teachers and educators to help support students in navigating friendships.

Key learnings

  • Explore the role of friendships on development and social wellbeing
  • Understand the impact of hearing loss on development and communication
  • Explore and discuss practical ideas and key strategies to navigate friendships, including friendship maintenance and breakdown

Course details

  • Two hour online interactive course for professionals working with preschool, primary and high school students with hearing loss.
  • Multiple opportunities for group discussion of key concepts and case examples.
  • Participants will require access a computer/tablet with video and audio capabilities in order to join and interact throughout the course.


Interactive & online: Participants attend using a videoconferencing platform. A unique link to access the course will be provided to participants at the time of registration.

Course duration: 2 hours

AUD $99 incl GST

Course facilitator

Sara Luscombe BSW, AASW

Sara is the Regional Manager for the Wollongong / Illawarra region and is one of the Child and Family Counsellors at The Shepherd Centre. Sara completed a Bachelor of Social Work at UNSW in 1998 and has continued her professional development since this time, in certification as facilitator of parents groups and management programs. She has vast experience in working with children and families both in Australia and overseas in areas of individual/ family counselling, group work and community advocacy. Sara enjoys working alongside families, equipping caregivers with skills to help them support their child to achieve their full potential.

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28 July
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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