First Impressions – Inservicing Busy Classroom Teachers


Supporting Success
for Children with Hearing Loss

Bimonthly Update
Early September 2017

First Impressions – Inservicing Busy Classroom Teachers

School Start = Teacher Inservice Time!

Each Fall, teachers of the deaf/hard of hearing scramble to get into each of their student’s classrooms and inservice the teacher(s) about the impact of hearing loss on educational performance and what the teacher needs to do to accommodate the student’s unique learning needs.

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BRAND NEW! Teacher Inservice Combo – On SALE through September

If you like the ‘Relationship of Hearing Loss to Listening and Learning Needs’ you will LOVE the new Impact of Hearing Loss on Listening, Learning, and Social Interactions. The Teacher Inservice Combo replaces our previous Inservice Combo and comes with 12 downloadable handouts and checklists (including the fillable SIFTERs!) – ready to use with classroom teachers!

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New Version of the SSCHL Website!

Our Supporting Success for Children with Hearing Loss website has a fresh, new look and is fully mobile accessible. More easily navigated, you will still be able to find the information you have learned to rely on. Visit the new website NOW! 

Thank you for your patience as we get our huge website fully up and running. Focusing on these tweaks and preparing this Update in a new format contributed to this Bimonthly Update coming out late. We have changed to make Supporting Success a better experience for YOU!

We Also Have a New Online Shopping Cart!

View our Catalog and explore the new layout of our selection of products. The new shopping cart supports multiple shipping carriers and a separate system for fair international shipping solutions.

More Resources for Easy Inservicing of
School Staff and Classroom Peers


Teacher Tools

We are kicking off the Teacher Tools subscription year with over 500 members. Renew or join now!

Our new Teacher Tools e-Magazine format is amazing! Like a real magazine, this digital version allows you to quickly flip through the pages to see the information most meaningful to you. All articles are downloadable for members to use with their caseload (not ‘freeware) and include many ‘use now’ handout type of teaching materials.

9 issues – September through May. Each issue is packed with downloadable teaching materials and relevant information for teachers of the deaf/hard of hearing!

See our FREE Promotional Issue to get the feel of this beneficial resource.

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YOUR INPUT IS NEEDED – What Should be the Format of Our Next Supporting Success Conference

Please answer this survey to help determine the format of the 2019 Supporting Success Conference. Onsite, face-to-face conferences are expense and fewer districts are allowing release time for teachers. Please weigh-in on what you think about a face-to-face versus an online, virtual conference. Your input is very important!!!!

Hearing Loss is an Access Issue – Not a Disorder. Share the news with Zebra Decal and Stickers

Call attention to the access needs of students with hearing loss!  The decal is heavy plastic 5” diameter. Moisture resistant and moveable. Put it on your laptop, file cabinet, favorite tall drink container, car window, etc. The decal (1) comes with four 2” diameter stickers (non-removable) to call special attention to notes or permanent surfaces.  An inexpensive way to make a statement!

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More About the Topic – What’s on the Website?

See the following SSCHL webpages for information related to the topic:

Other Resources on Teacher Inservicing

Wait – There’s a Student with Hearing Loss Coming into My Class? Kym Meyer, educational audiologist presented this one-hour presentation via the Hearing Loss Association of America on 8/17/16. Download for free: webinar recording, PPT presentation, links to audio files.  This webinar is a good example of material that can be covered when you inservice school staff.


A new school year brings new opportunities for professional development. See our catalog of webcasts for all of the practical offerings from Supporting Success. FIVE NEW webcasts coming soon!!! As always with Supporting Success webcasts you have 300 days to view your webcast(s) from the date of purchase. CEUs are available upon successful completion.

Advocacy Notes

504 Plans for Students with Hearing Loss

Question from the Field:
If a student has been identified with a significant hearing loss, but is academically at grade level with his peers, is it appropriate to give the student a 504 plan, as long as the student is able to receive direct services from a DHH itinerant for hearing and self-advocacy related skills? What a great question.

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What is Interact-AS? Captioning by a Computer!

For some students, having what the teacher says show up as text on a media device at their desk is just the accommodation they need to be able to keep pace.  Plan to join us for the next free webinar to discuss Interact-AS Speech-to-Text Captioning – September 20th, 2:00 PM Central time zone. Register here.

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Upcoming Presentations

by Karen Anderson, PhD, Director of Supporting Success

  • September 22 – ND (Minot)
  • October 12-13 – LA (Lafayette)
  • October 19-20 – MA (Marlborough)
  • November 2 – Manitoba (Winnipeg)

Schedule now for a presentation in 2018!

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