Resources for
Improving the
Outcomes of Children with Hearing Loss

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Teacher Tools

2018-2019 Membership

Teacher Tools is designed to support all aspects of instruction by addressing underlying skills and word knowledge that support all curriculum content. There are articles related to current topics and trends, sections on developing instructional skills, student self-advocacy, self-concept and a forum for discussion of current issues and concerns. A Teacher Tools membership includes materials such as worksheets and activities appropriate for all school age levels and an extensive information resource library.

 

Webcasts

Webcasts to help you improve the success of your students or children. Learn about effects of hearing loss on learning and techniques to improve child outcomes in the comfort of your own home or school.

Enhance your skill set, learn new techniques while earning your CEUs. Courses are designed to be practical with “use tomorrow” techniques to help you and your students!

Important Resources

White Paper: Estimating the Level of Communication Effectiveness / Access

White Paper: Estimating the Level of Communication Effectiveness / Access reviews the requirements for schools to ensure that students with hearing loss have communication that is as effective as peers. It provides specific recommendations for ways in which the level of access, can be assessed for students who are auditory learners and those who are visual learners, along with students who have expressive communication issues. July 2017

Communication Planning Guide for Students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

A series of laws pertain to special education and, specifically, students who are deaf/hard of hearing. This document reflects many questions regarding the communication needs of students who are deaf or hard of hearing. The Communication Plan incorporates effective communication guidance for IEP teams to feel confident as they plan for successful and meaningful communication access for students in the educational setting. 2016

Language and Communication-Focused IEPs for Learners who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

Language and Communication-Focused IEPs for Learners who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing was developed by the Commission of Deaf, DeafBlind and Hard of Hearing Minnesotans. This rich guidance document is organized in a question-based format and designed to help improve IEP formulation. 2015

Teachers of Students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing: A Critical Resource Needed for Legal Compliance

Teachers of Students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing: A Critical Resource Needed for Legal Compliance by the Council for Exceptional Children – Division of Communication Disorders and Deafness. This document reviews the foundations for why credentialed teachers of students who are deaf/hard of hearing are critical to providing appropriate evaluation, programming, planning, and student-centered instruction. May 2017

Our Updates

9 Apr 2019

We Want Him to be “Normal”…...

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Everyone wants students to have a good experience in school. Often part of this desire by families is for...

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19 Mar 2019

Early Intervention Materials on Tap...

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Who are our babies with hearing loss? Fewer than 15% of the babies identified by Early Hearing Detection and...

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5 Mar 2019

Tailored Assessment for Students with Hearing Loss: Identifying...

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A recent US court case1 made it clear that students with hearing loss must receive an eligibility assessment...

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Advocacy Notes

9 Apr 2019

Advocacy Notes: No FM Provided...

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Question from the field: I have a student whose IEP calls for an FM system. However, the system is not in...

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19 Mar 2019

Advocacy Notes: Early Intervention...

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Question from the field: Can early intervention pay for audiology evaluations and hearing...

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5 Mar 2019

Advocacy Notes: Due Process...

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Question from the field: We keep going around and around in the IEP process, not agreeing. What are our...

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