Teaching Auditory Skills via Remote Learning

Teaching Auditory Skills via Remote Learning

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced educators worldwide to adjust their methods of teaching, moving from direct classroom instruction to virtual teaching. While these adjustments have proved challenging, teachers everywhere are providing instruction in reading, math, writing and more, through remote learning techniques. They are being creative so that various curricula can be used to meet the needs of the students. Those serving students who are deaf and hard of hearing learning listening and spoken language skills have an added component to consider: how to best do auditory skills teaching in a virtual environment?

What is the first step for developing auditory skills with remote techniques?

Starting any session with LING sound test is a smart idea to yield information about how the child is hearing across the speech spectrum. Conceptually, LINGs are done in order to map the stability of a student’s access to sound over the course of a treatment, between sessions and for troubleshooting. Keeping the structure of a LING check at the beginning of a session can be a good checkpoint that ensures the student is wearing devices and they are powered on.

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