The University of Southampton

Secondary school children in education


Who are we working with?

Adolescence is a time of unparalleled threat, change, challenge and opportunity. Nowhere else in human development do we encounter such a major transformation in such a short time in so many domains: our bodies, minds, abilities, and interpersonal relationships.” –Steiner H (1996)

Students at secondary school may be experiencing;

  • Exam / school pressure
  • Hormonal and physical changes
  • Peer pressure
  • Doubts about their self image
  • Extreme feelings and emotions

But for students with cochlear implants, add deafness to the mix…

Key concepts