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Developing Imaginative Play: Young Children with Hearing Loss


February 9, 2018

Time09.30 to 15.15
Duration1 day
VenueThe Elizabeth Foundation, Portsmouth
TicketsStandard Professional : £90.00
Second registration : £10.00
Parent : £40.00

Children problem solve and see other people’s perspectives through playing ‘schools’ or ‘mums and dads’. In such activities, even very young children use their imaginations to contemplate different possibilities.

When we reflect and problem solve, we use our imaginations to think things through. This uniquely human ability enables us to imagine different outcomes. We act in the way we think is best, or learn from past experience to change our behaviour next time.  The development of these complex skills begins in infanthood.

Often, children with hearing loss are delayed in the development of symbolic and imaginative play in addition to language. Attend this workshop to learn about the normal development sequence and useful assessments. We’ll focus on lots of practical ideas so you can support children to develop these skills for better long term outcomes. 


  • Know how the development of imaginative play supports language skills
  • Describe the importance of pretending and imagining for lifelong success
  • Recall the normal developmental sequence for children’s imaginative play


  • Appraise an assessment framework for dramatic role play
  • Identify areas for development for children you support


  • Know practical ideas and resources for developing imaginative play
  • Generate ideas for dramatic role play
  • Formulate 3 appropriate activities for a child you support 

Buy one place for £90, bring a friend for £10!

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