Teaching Students About Their Hearing Loss and Devices

by Gail Wright & Karen Anderson

Children who use assistive technology are frequently isolated as ‘one and only’ within their school. They must have the knowledge, language, and social skills needed to manage their technology and explain it to others. This session will provide strategies to support students in developing their knowledge, use, and advocacy for their technology.

Course Curriculum

    1. Teaching Students - Module 1 - 22 minutes

    2. Teaching Students - Module 2 - 19 minutes

    3. Teaching Students - Module 3 - 19 minutes

    4. Teaching Students - Module 4 - 6 minutes

    5. Teaching Students - Module 5- 11 minutes

    6. Teaching Students - Module 6 - 23 minutes

    7. Teaching Students - Recorded Chat Discussion - 40 minutes

    8. Quiz - Teaching Students About Their Hearing Loss and Devices

    9. COURSE EVALUATION - Teaching Students About Their Hearing Loss and Devices

    10. ASHA Verification Form - Teaching Students About Their Hearing Loss and Devices

    11. LSLS CEU Letter - Teaching Students about Their Hearing Loss & Devices

    12. ISBE Professional Development Hours

    13. More Options for Success

3 Learner Outcomes

  • Have tools to explain the impact of the use of devices to students with hearing loss and their mainstream teachers
  • Have specific activities and tools to use with their students to monitor, assess, and develop independence with devices and develop understanding of their hearing loss
  • Be able to write goals related to knowledge of hearing loss and devices that are aligned with the Common Core

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.