A training program to promote Theory of Mind in deaf and hard of hearing children and young people


a training program: It provides exercises and materials for teachers and educators to support the development of deaf and hard of hearing children’s Theory of Mind.

strictly theory-based: The program is oriented towards the different developmental stages of Theory of Mind and the components of Emotion Understanding as well as the spoken and/or sign language skills required for this.

multilingual with spoken and sign languages: All materials and information are available in different spoken and sign languages.

modularly structured: The program takes into account the heterogeneity of deaf and hard of hearing children in different age groups.

inclusive: It can be used in both special schools and general schools.

easily accessible: All materials are available free of charge on this website. An additional toolbox contains further information and ideas for implementation.

evidence-based: It is scientifically tested through the collaboration of research and practice partners.

participatory: The program was developed in cooperation with hearing, deaf and hard of hearing researchers and educators.