WORKSHOP: Steps to Assessment: Identifying Educational Needs for Students with Hearing Loss

by Lynne Price & Karen Anderson

This extensive 9.25-hour training will walk you through appropriate assessment practices for children from transition to school at age 3 through high school. Categories of assessment are presented, as are ways to tease out information from assessment results to illustrate how to identify needs to support eligibility. A variety of assessments are described for each assessment area. Teachers who participate in this training will have a much better understanding of the vulnerable areas of development due to hearing loss, how the areas interconnect, and ultimately how they are the experts in using the ‘deaf lens’ to contribute to their evaluation teams and service planning. This information will assist educators of the deaf/hard of hearing, educational audiologists, and specialist speech language pathologists in being able to advocate with school teams for appropriately tailored assessment and program planning for students who are deaf or hard of hearing.

Course Curriculum

    1. Introduction - Module 1 - 36 minutes

    2. The Assessment Process - Module 2 - 26 minutes

    3. Speech Perception & Device Use - Module 3 - 1 hour 38 minutes

    4. Auditory Skills Development - Module 4 - 56 minutes

    5. Language Processing - Module 5 - 58 minutes

    6. Social Interaction Skills - Module 6 - 1 hour 9 minutes

    7. Self-Advocacy - Module 7 - 1 hour 2 minutes

    8. Additional Challenges - Module 8 - 54 minutes

    9. Quiz - Steps to Assessment Workshop - Identifying Educational Needs for Students with Hearing Loss

    10. COURSE EVALUATION - Steps to Assessment Workshop

    11. ASHA Verification Form - Steps to Assessment Workshop

    12. LSLS CEU Letter - Steps to Assessment Workshop

    13. ISBE Professional Development Hours

    14. More Options for Success

3 Learner Outcomes

  • Be able to describe the vulnerable areas of development secondary to hearing loss
  • Be able to describe means to assess skills in each of these vulnerable areas
  • Relate how student behavior during assessment assists in making the case that challenges are present and assists with planning for intervention

Meet Your Instructors

Lynne Price

Lynne H Price is a National Board-certified teacher with 37 years of teaching experience. She is certified in the areas of Hearing Impaired, K – 12 Regular Education, and Reading. She has worked in both residential and public-school settings - preschool through high school, and in all settings - separate through itinerant. She is fluent in sign language and cued speech and is trained in listening and spoken language skills (LSLS). In addition to teaching, Ms. Price has served as an administrator for hearing impaired services in the 16th largest public school system in the nation, mentored staff, and developed programming and curriculum. She is the author of Steps to Success - A Scope and Sequence of Skills for Students who are Deaf/Hard of Hearing: Perception, Processing, Self-Knowledge, and Advocacy Development and COACH.

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.