Self-Advocacy in Action

by Gail Wright

Students must develop the ability to advocate for their needs. The understanding and effective use of advocacy skills is not achieved through general education academic instruction. It requires specific instruction by someone familiar with the impact of hearing loss on access and communication. Skill development differs according to the student’s age, the amount of prior instruction, and the ability to analyze different situations and advocate appropriately. This session will provide a framework for instruction, ways to measure progress, and support students at all levels.

Course Curriculum

    1. Self-Advocacy in Action - Module 1 - 22 minutes

    2. Self-Advocacy in Action - Module 2 - 19 minutes

    3. Self-Advocacy in Action - Module 3 - 7 minutes

    4. Self-Advocacy in Action - Module 4 - 6 minutes

    5. Self-Advocacy in Action - Module 5 - 7 minutes

    6. Self-Advocacy in Action - Module 6 - 18 minutes

    7. Self-Advocacy in Action - Module 7 - 27 minutes

    8. Recorded Chat Discussion - 43 minutes

    9. Quiz - Self-Advocacy in Action

    10. COURSE EVALUATION - Self-Advocacy in Action

    11. ASHA Verification Form - Self-Advocacy in Action

    12. LSLS CEU Letter - Self-Advocacy in Action

    13. ISBE Professional Development Hours

    14. More Options for Success

3 Learner Outcomes

  • Have tools to develop advocacy skills from preschool through the end of high school
  • Be able to write goals that are aligned to common core addressing advocacy and disclosure
  • Have tools to teach, monitor and measure a student’s level of advocacy at all levels

Meet Your Instructor

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.