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I highly recommend Promoting Social Competence as a good text to review in depth with your colleagues. It assists professionals in learning how to design and implement activity-based social skill development. Social skills, social communication and activities to address are described.
Check out the new pages!
- Ideas for Assessing Benefit of Interact-AS
- More info on Self-Concept: Infants, Toddlers & Preschoolers
New Product: Wepman Auditory Discrimination Test
Quick and easy for age 4 and up provides a comparison to typically developing age peers on the ability to discriminate word pairs (same/different task). A useful glimpse into the invisible challenges that students with hearing loss will face in the day-to-day communication in the classroom. Valuable information when presented with the results of the Functional Listening Evaluation sending a powerful message that classroom teachers can readily understand.
The Oliver books are free downloads from Phonak – print out and send home this gift of summer reading for your young students. Then use those books and the Boss and Sophie book next fall to build vocabulary and comprehension skills via the Literacy Booster CDs! See the Literacy Booster page for the link to the Oliver books to download.
Planning for next year? Discuss providing an Interact-AS trial period in the fall.
The Interact-AS speech-to-text translation software is an inexpensive accommodation that may be appropriate for many students with hearing loss who struggle to keep up in the classroom. The speech-to-text translation software is about 90% accurate. Best candidates: middle and high school students who are good listeners and speechreaders who have the ability/maturity to ‘glance and get’ text when a word or concept has been missed. It may also be a good solution for the student who is the only one using sign language in the classroom/school to be able to utilize the speech generation function to support communication in the classroom. The Computer Requirements & Set-up page clarifies the ‘h0w to’ questions that many of you have been asking. I would be happy to speak with you about your student and your situation (email or phone 850-363-9909)Karen L. Anderson, PhD, Director
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