Literacy Boosters + Learning about Hearing Loss & Devices

boostWe want students with hearing loss to be able to speak confidently when asked questions like: “What are those things on your ears?” or other questions related to their hearing loss. We are fortunate to have some popular books to help children, their families, teachers and classmates understand more about hearing loss, hearing devices and communication needs. I am excited to share these tools that take a book one step farther by providing structured activities to increase literacy, self-advocacy and knowledge. What a great idea! Karen Anderson, Director

With each Literacy Booster you can:

  • Target self-advocacy skills, literacy and language development
  • Use the IEP examples that are consistent with the English Language Arts Common Core Standards
  • Enjoy a having a ready-made targeted skill set on tap with many, many materials on a CD or in a downloadable file!

Each Literacy Booster set contains 25 activities in 3 areas:

  • phonologic/phonemic awareness
  • vocabulary
  • comprehension

Note: In downloading thefiles that come with this productyou are agreeing to abide by the terms of a limited use license, meaning it is only for use by you with your caseload. It is not legal to share downloaded files for others to use.

Literacy Booster for Oliver Gets Hearing Aids


Digital files for both Oliver Gets Hearing Aids + Oliver Gets FM only $10.00

This much loved book, published in 2001, was written by Maureen Cassidy Riski, Nikolas Klakow and illustrated by Polygone, Nicolas Babey. The Phonak hearing aid company has generously provided Oliver Gets Hearing Aidsfree for downloadfor you to have on your iPad/computer or for you to print out on a color printer. You can also purchase the book through Amazon.

Literacy Booster for Oliver Gets FM

Similar to Oliver Gets Hearing Aids, the same author and illustrator once again teamed up in 2002 to describe Oliver’s journey to obtain and benefit from FM hearing technology. Phonak has also generously provided Oliver Gets FM free for downloadfor you to print our or show students on your iPad or computers.

Literacy Booster for I’m the Boss of My Hearing Loss

I’m the Boss of My Hearing Losshas been afavorite since it was published in 2004, Amy Kroll weaves the story with illustrations by Tom Heimann, of a little boy telling his friends about why he is the boss of his hearing loss. Includes parts of the hearing aid, hearing aid care kit, FM use/troubleshooting, the value of information from facial expressions as well as optimal seating and protecting hearing in noisy situations. Many great topics, all in one book! In addition to the Literacy Booster, the book can be purchased below.

I’m the Boss of My Hearing LossLiteracy BoosterCD + Softcover Book $31.00 + S/H

I’m the Boss of My Hearing Loss Book alone $15.00 + S/H

Im the Boss cover