Repairing Communication Breakdowns in Everyday Situations

by Gail Wright & Karen Anderson

Communication breakdowns happen to everyone, and more so to students with hearing loss. This session will provide information on ways to assess communication repair needs, and strategies to develop skills. RID CEUs.

Course Curriculum

    1. Communication Repair - Module 1- 16 minutes

    2. Communication Repair - Module 2 - 17 minutes

    3. Communication Repair - Module 3 - 14 minutes

    4. Communication Repair - Module 4 - 7 minutes

    5. Communication Repair - Module 5 - 25 minutes

    6. Communication Repair - Module 6 - 14 minutes

    7. Repairing Communication Breakdowns - Recorded Chat Discussion - 60 minutes

    8. Quiz - Repairing Communication Breakdowns in Everyday Situations

    9. COURSE EVALUATION - Repairing Communication Breakdowns

    10. ASHA Verification Form - Repairing Communication Breakdowns

    11. LSLS CEU Letter - Repairing Communication Breakdown

    12. ISBE Professional Development Hours

    13. More Options for Success

3 Learner Outcomes

  • Identify ways to assess what a student does when he is not understood or does not understand others speaking
  • Develop skills when the student is not understood by other people when he or she is speaking
  • Develop skills when the student does not understand what other speakers are saying

Meet Your Instructors

Gail Wright

Gail Wright earned her BS DHH teaching degree, a Masters in Curriculum and Instruction, an Administration and Supervision Certificate, and a certificate in Auditory and Spoken Language for the Young Child. Gail has worked in a self-contained program for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students, as DHH Program Administrator but her first love is as an Itinerant Teacher, teaching all ages and a variety of subjects. She is currently serving approximately 30 students across 3 school districts in 14 buildings. Gail is the author of the Monkey Talk and Hear It, Fix It games and is co-author of Building Skills for Independence in the Mainstream with Karen Anderson.

Karen Anderson

Karen Anderson PhD has worked in clinical, public school and state-level (EHDI) settings to address the needs of children with hearing loss. She is Director of Supporting Success for Children with Hearing Loss, providing online resources for professionals and families. Karen is a past president of the Educational Audiology Association, has received national recognition awards in educational audiology. She is the author or co-author of many practical checklists, such as the SIFTER, LIFE-R, and CHILD and co-author of the book Building Skills for School Success in the Fast-Paced Classroom with Kathy Arnoldi and other publications sold through Supporting Success.