Academic Success is Driven by Communication Access

Ensuring access to classroom communication is the #1 job of every educator who serves students with hearing loss. In this session is information about impact of hearing loss, legal foundations for access, and estimating communication access levels.

The Accessible General Education Classroom

This training provides strategies for addressing classroom barriers that can prevent students with hearing loss from reaching their academic potential, options for evaluation, IEP development and ensuring the classroom is the right fit for students.

Communication Access Link to Success & What Families Can Do

This course presents information about the link between hearing loss and other developmental issues. It then focuses on 5 areas that families can focus on to support their child's success. For DHH professionals, educators, families.

Conversation Paves the Way to Language Learning and School Success

Conversation is a critical skill to expose students to vocabulary and encourage language growth. This session describes the Kendall Conversational Proficiency Level Scale to guide in targeting conversational skills to support academic success.

Counseling Strategies for Tweens and Teens with Hearing Loss

This presentation will describe a range of strategies designed to give young people with hearing loss an opportunity to talk to us as we redefine our role to listener and supporter.

Creating Best Practice & Compliant IEPs

This webinar provides a brief overview of special education law, outline compliance indicators for writing Individualized Education Plans for students with hearing loss and discuss best practices for writing an IEP.

Developing Reading Comprehension for DHH Students with Low English Language Skills

Discusses effective, beginning vocabulary and reading instruction. Students learn to construct meaning independently during specific reading tasks. This information is essential for students who do not have access to phonetic information in English. RID CEUs.

Developing Written Language for DHH Students with Low English Language Skills

Presents critical instruction at-risk DHH students need to become independent writers. Students learn to construct meaning independently in specific reading tasks. This information is essential for students who do not have access to phonetic English. RID CEUs.

Five Keys to Learning - Specific Instructional Strategies to Improve Student Outcomes

Student success is profoundly influenced by the quality of interaction with adults. Systematic scientific study has indicated five specific instructional strategies that when used, positively impact learning. These 5 strategies will be described.

Interpreting the Audiogram Meaningfully

The audiogram is a chart depicting how well a person detects sound. Skillful interpretation can provide useful information about how well a student may be able to access speech in typical school settings and to share this information with others.

Intervention Techniques - Case Studies: From Evaluation to Intervention

This session will feature student case studies including evaluation results, IEP goals written, examples of Itinerant Session intervention and resulting impact that the Itinerant session had on baseline data. Includes student session video clips.

Keeping Hearing Aids on Active Young Children

This course reviews reasons why early hearing device use is important and describes why infants and toddlers remove hearing devices at different ages. Also explores strategies and accessories that can be used to keep hearing devices on young children

Literacy Support: Improving Decoding, Comprehension & Fluency Skills

This session will provide ways to support literacy instruction in the regular classroom by the development of underlying skills related to speed and accuracy of decoding, fluency and comprehension of oral and written language.

Maximizing the Itinerant Visit - Making the Most of Your Time

Using itinerant teaching time wisely in order to benefit the student is priority one. Participants will learn effective ways to plan, prepare, execute and collect data during itinerant sessions with students from early education to high school.

Meeting Unique Student Needs in Changing Times

This training will discuss the issues of students with hearing loss not receiving appropriately intensive services, focus and provide strategies for working with administrators and school teams to advocate for appropriate services.

Preparing Students for College or Work Success, Not Just High School

During this session, you will explore skills that students with hearing loss need to have to be successful no matter what their path will be. When we are working with all ages of students, we are preparing them for life, not just high school.

Providing Appropriate Academic Support - Skill Development, Not Tutoring

In learning about the three domains of learning and specific skill hierarchies, this session will provide assessments to determine present skill levels and instructional strategies to improve skill development in all areas of curriculum content.

Repairing Communication Breakdowns in Everyday Situations

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.

Secondary Transition -the FUN way- for DHH Students

Do you feel overwhelmed when you have a student on your caseload who is in need of secondary transition planning? Do you know how to write a transition plan, but get confused on how to integrate transition into the student’s daily lessons?

Self-Advocacy in Action

Students must develop the ability to advocate for their needs. . This session will provide a framework for specific instruction, ways to measure progress, and support students at all levels.

Social Skills Loud and Clear: Building and Supporting Social Skills for Students with Hearing Loss in the Mainstream

Research on a variety of relationship issues such as incidental learning, pragmatic language, and self-acceptance will be covered along with how the development of social skills can be taught and supported in the educational setting. RID CEUs.

Teaching Students About Their Hearing Loss and Devices

Students must have the knowledge, language, and social skills needed to manage their technology and explain it to others. This session provides strategies to support students in developing their knowledge, use, and advocacy for their technology.

Tailoring Services via the Communication Modality Continuum

Delivery of instruction can involve multiple communication modalities. This session focuses on how to use different aspects along the communication continuum in different circumstances to creatively support student learning. RID CEUs.

Understanding Assessments for Students with Hearing Loss

Learn how to write appropriate present level of academic achievement and functional performance statements as well as how to write appropriate IEP goals and objectives. Plus information on various assessments to use with children with hearing loss.

Using Children's Story Literature to Teach Listening and Language

This session shares elements of a story and ways to enhance the auditory comprehension development of the young reader. Participants will write objectives for auditory skills development based o stories within an auditory learning hierarchy.

Using Great Instructional Materials for Great Outcomes

The “Itinerant Trunk Show”! Having readily available materials is necessary to meet student needs. This presentation will share many “tried and true” ideas for highly useful materials to use with students with hearing loss.

Using Great Materials for Great Outcomes – 2021 Trunk Show

This short course features 9 presenters talking about materials they love to use with their students who are deaf and hard of hearing. Enjoy listening to your DHH colleagues talk about great materials for great outcomes!

Using the FLE: Administering the Functional Listening Evaluation Using Sentences

The Recorded FLE Using Sentences assists in ‘making the case’ that hearing loss interferes with school access. This course includes a video showing administration of the FLE.

Visualizing Vocabulary - Improving Word Association and Retrieval Skills

This session will provide ways to creating accurate and complex pictures, increases word retrieval speed and broadens word knowledge through expanded word association. RID CEUs.

Vocabulary - More than a Word List

This session will present ways to develop a deep understanding of word meaning in oral and written language by providing ways to assess competency and teach to mastery. It will discuss word memory and word consciousness as well as 3 levels of mastery. RID CEUs.

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

This 7.5-hour workshop presents appropriate assessment practices for children who are DHH from transition to school at age 3 through high school. Advocate with school teams for appropriately tailored assessment and program planning.

WORKSHOP: Identifying Self-Advocacy Needs and Steps to Build Self-Advocacy Skills

This extensive 5 -hour workshop will walk you through how to identify self-advocacy needs for children from transition to school at age 3 through high school and strategies to provide specific instruction.