Assessment of Online ACCESS

Assessment of Online ACCESS

Assessment of Online ACCESS The world of education has shifted sharply once we began our societal response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Yet, we remain responsible for offering an equal educational opportunity to students with hearing loss. To do so we must identify and...

School Preparedness for Students with Hearing Loss

School Preparedness for Students with Hearing Loss

A Connecticut mom of a student with hearing loss shares her journey into establishing greater awareness for the need for emergency preparedness when children are hard of hearing or deaf. Read more for: – Key issues regarding students who are DHH and school...

E-Learning & Coronavirus (COVID-19)

E-Learning & Coronavirus (COVID-19)

E-Learning & Coronavirus (COVID-19) Due to concerns with the rapid spread of Coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, schools and universities across the country are shutting down their campuses and moving to e-learning or virtual learning.  In light of this, the...

Supporting Students Who Are Deaf Plus

Supporting Students Who Are Deaf Plus

Supporting Students Who Are Deaf PlusThe term “Deaf Plus” refers to having both hearing loss and another disability or eligibility that qualifies the student for special education under the IDEA. It can often be difficult for educational teams to...

An Often Unknown Cause of Hearing Loss in Children

An Often Unknown Cause of Hearing Loss in Children

An Often Unknown Cause of Hearing Loss in Children Understanding and Preventing CMV in the Educational Setting Author: Brenda Balch, M.D., AAP EHDI Chapter Champion for CT   The leading cause of sensorineural hearing loss is heredity, but many people don’t...

Missing Bits Results in Syntax Deficits

Missing Bits Results in Syntax Deficits

Missing Bits Results in Syntax Deficits Students with hearing loss, whether hard of hearing or deaf, are at high risk for deficits in syntax due to their imperfect perception of the English language. Word endings, tense, and other grammatical features are often lost...

Get Free Tools to Work with Children with Hearing Loss

Get Free Tools to Work with Children with Hearing Loss

Get Free Tools to Work with Children with Hearing Loss The Ida Institute, a nonprofit working to advance person-centered hearing care, offers free pediatric tools and resources to support educators and hearing care professionals in understanding the perspectives of...

Self-Advocacy as a Stand-Alone Service?

Self-Advocacy as a Stand-Alone Service?

Too often we hear, “He has good grades, so he won’t qualify for special education.” It is true that there must be a relationship between a child’s disability and school performance to qualify for services, however, IDEA specifies educational performance, not grades....

Eligibility – Even with Good Grades

Eligibility – Even with Good Grades

Tailored Assessment for Students with Hearing Loss: Identifying Needs to Support Eligibility for Specialized Instruction A recent US court case1 made it clear that students with hearing loss must receive an eligibility assessment that identifies areas of suspected...

Pre-teaching Vocabulary and Vocabulary Instruction

Pre-teaching Vocabulary and Vocabulary Instruction

Many students who are hard of hearing or deaf enter school with limited vocabularies and language experience, whether their communication modality is spoken or signed. Given these constraints, vocabulary instruction is an essential and ongoing component of our work...

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