Tailoring Services via the Communication Modality Continuum

by Karla Giese

Teachers of the deaf may find themselves working with students who use a variety of communication approaches. How does this impact delivery of instruction? This session will focus on how to use different aspects along the communication continuum in different circumstances to creatively support student learning. RID CEUs.

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Tailoring Services via the Communication Modality Continuum

Course Modules

    1. Tailoring Services - Module 1 - 24 minutes

    2. Tailoring Services - Module 2 - 37 minutes

    3. Tailoring Services - Module 3 - 23 minutes

    4. Quiz - Tailoring Services via the Communication Modality Continuum

    5. ASHA Verification Form - Tailoring Services via the Communication Modality Continuum

    6. LSLS CEU Letter - Tailoring Services via the Communication Modality

    7. COURSE EVALUATION - Tailoring Services via the Communication Modality Continuum

    8. More Options for Success

3 Learner Outcomes

  • List factors to consider when working with students who use a variety of communication approaches
  • Explore how the use of American Sign Language, spoken language, and Cued English can be beneficial in supporting various educational objectives
  • List resources that can be used to support learner growth in new communication approaches

Meet Your Instructor

Karla Giese

Karla Giese has worked with deaf and hard of hearing children of all ages, across all educational settings, and all communication approaches. She has also served as a Curriculum Coordinator and Director of Student Support Services and has provided early intervention support and advocacy to local families. For Karla, deaf education has been a way of life. Born hearing, Karla began losing her hearing as an infant and became profoundly deaf as a toddler. Her parents chose to raise her with an emphasis on spoken language in the mainstream setting. By late elementary school she began learning sign language and used an interpreter through secondary school and college. Karla has her Bachelors in Deaf Education, Elementary Education, and Special Education and her Master’s in Early Childhood Special Education. She is currently completing her doctorate in Special Education with a concentration on Deafness. Karla served as the 2019-2020 Teacher Tools Editor for SSCHL.