School’s Out: Creating Successful Summer Experiences

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Schools OutChildren with hearing loss can do all of the things that other children co. That said, most summer activities are staffed by individuals who have little knowledge about hearing loss. Helping summer staff feel more confident in working with a child with hearing loss is critical to the child’s success. This guide presents ideas and suggestions for summer fun for children ages 5-12 years including preparing a child and staff to attend a camp experience. There are specific letters written to give to persons most likely to provide summer instruction. ‘Speaking from Experience’ sections written by parents are especially encouraging. Great for schools to share with families or for teachers to discuss specific advocacy skills with their students.   I think that School’s Out will be a useful addition to your self-advocacy library and to share with families during end-of-year progress meetings.                                      Karen Anderson, Director

Child with hearing aidMost organized summer activities are staffed by enthusiastic, caring people who want to do their best to support all of the children in their care. For many, working with a  child with hearing loss is a new experience. Few have first-hand knowledge of hearing loss, how to manage hearing aids and cochlear implants and employ communication access strategies.  Helping staff feel more confident in theses areas goes a long way toward making summer activities fulfilling for young children with hearing loss. This guide offers suggestions and resources to prepare summer staff – and the child with hearing loss – for success. With open communication and a good system of support in place, there is no limit to the fun children with hearing loss can have over the summer!

School’s Out: Creating Successful Summer Experiences for Children with Hearing Loss  

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Schools Out

Table of Contents

Getting Started

A note about recommendations and deadlines
Ideas for summer fun
Summer camp
Benefits of camps for children with hearing loss
Speaking from experience

Preparing

Helping your child feel prepared
Homesickness
Summer tech tips
Shake, rattle and roll: Bed shaker alarms encourage independence
Preparing staff
“Off to a Great Start” Letter template for parents
“Off to a Great Start” Letter template for children
Situational considerations
Tackling problems tactfully
Speaking from experience

Sharing

For summer staff: What you need to know about hearing loss
Speaking from experience
Get ready, get set, then go! Planning ahead for field trips makes a difference
Pedestrian and bicycle safety for children with hearing loss
Introducing hearing loss to summer staff beyond the camp counselor
summer_jobs_coverA message to lifeguards
A message to the swim instructor
A message to the recreation instructor/coach
A message to the dance instructor
A message to the music teacher
A message to the arts & crafts instructor
A message to  the community librarian
A message to the computer teacher
A message to bus drivers
A message to the camp nurse
A message to dining staff

Resources

55 pages. Soft cover. 8.5 x 11 inches.

 

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