What is the course about?
This course is for people who have a hearing loss and who sometimes find it hard to ask others for the support they need. This short course will help you to develop your assertiveness skills and gain confidence.
What will we cover?
- assertive and non-assertive behaviour and how it affects people with a hearing loss.
- strategies for good communication, including repair strategies.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- identify non assertive and assertive behaviour.
- demonstrate an ability to use assertiveness skills in different situations.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
You will have an acquired hearing loss and use spoken English to communicate with others. You will be able to read and understand simple English sentences, including instructions.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
A variety of teaching methods will be used in each session including presentation, demonstration, practical work and role play. Role play will be an important tool for learning on this course. You will work in large groups, smaller groups and pairs. Information may be shared by means of handouts, demonstrations and discussions.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
Please bring a notebook, pen and A4 folder.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
You will be given information about other courses that may be relevant e.g. Mindfulness skills for hearing loss, Manage your tinnitus.