2023 Virtual Conference

January 15 – April 15, 2023

Registration will begin May 2022 and continue through January 2023.

About the
Virtual Conference

Supporting Success is pleased to make available a rich educational event in the form of a Virtual Conference held January to March.

Our goal is to provide practical and readily implementable information to persons who support the success of students who are hard of hearing or deaf in the US and internationally.

The sessions are video-recorded in a conference setting, so you will feel involved and engaged as a conference participant. Each session will have one or more activity or discussion elements to engage participants and enhance implementation of concepts. View sessions individually or with your group. View and review sessions throughout the conference  period to enhance your learning.

The Virtual Conference offers over 18 hours of professional development. You can choose the 3, 6, 9, or all 14 courses depending upon your interests and CEU needs.


Conference Sessions

Practical Ideas for the Itinerant Visit

By Brenda Wellen

As an itinerant, our time with students is so limited, we can often feel our instruction is ineffective. This course provides practical ideas to help you meet the individual goals and objectives set for your student while making your time fun and educational.

Beyond the Books – Developing Self-Determination in Students who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing

By Krista Yuskow

This session explores structured peer and mentor programs for students who are deaf and hard of hearing, the benefits of self-determination and the development of a tool facilitating peer-connection, education, advocacy, and knowledge for students who are deaf and hard of hearing.

Meeting Student Needs in a Consultation-Only Model

By Brittany Coffey

Increasingly, the field of deaf education is moving toward an itinerant, consultation-focused model. This presentation will consider how to structure indirect services to increase impact, encourage educator buy-in, and go beyond the “one and done” team training in pursuit of sustained and impactful communication with teams.

Starting from Scratch – Building Language Where There is None

By Lynae Holmen

This session presents strategies helpful in building concepts, language, and vocabulary from the bottom up in students that come to us with little or no language. We will look into finding a starting point and moving forward through an appropriate service delivery model.

Using Research-Based, High Leverage Practices with DHH Students: An Introduction

By Brittany Coffey

Buzz words such as “evidence-based” and “high-leverage” are thrown around in education, but what do they actually mean? How can we utilize them to improve practice in the field of deaf education? This presentation will provide a practical overview of these terms relevant to our work with students who are deaf and hard of hearing.

Teaching Academic Reading and Writing Vocabulary

By Tamby Allman

This session will focus on classroom routines that teachers can sustain throughout the year to increase 1) sight word reading and 2) vocabulary. The presentation will provide instructional activities that include usage of English grammar and sight words to help you answer, “Which words do I teach? and “How do I teach them?”. Discover how to teach academic reading and writing vocabulary.

Improving Spelling Skills as an Integral Part of Better Writing

By Tamby Allman

What does developmental spelling look like for students who are DHH? This session will lead participants through a developmental spelling assessment, review of different word stages and provide instructional strategies within each stage. Ways to differentiate communication and instruction to optimize learning for each student will also be included.

HL + LD: Addressing the Needs of Students with Hearing Loss Plus Learning Disabilities

By Lynae Holmen

This session will take a practical look at the identification and programming for students who have hearing loss coinciding with learning disabilities. Direct instruction, strategy instruction, and rehearsal and practice ideas to support students academically will be discussed. Accommodations and modifications necessary for academic success will be presented.

Beyond the Hearing Aid – The Impact of Hearing Loss in the Classroom and Strategies for Access

By Krista Yuskow

Physical presence in a classroom, in no way, guarantees a student who is hard of hearing equal access to the auditory curriculum. There are numerous barriers to this access, many of which are overlooked. In this course, barriers that impact access and practical strategies to overcome these barriers will be discussed.

What We Can Do to Prevent Rejection of Hearing Device Use

By Karen Anderson

Research indicates that at least 25% of our students will reject their hearing aids and/or hearing assistance technology (HAT). Reasons why this occurs at different age points will be discussed, and specific learning goals will be described so students develop the resilience and self-concept to continue to use their hearing devices.

Cracking the Assessment Code: How to integrate listening assessment data into goals and classroom instruction

By Carrie Norman

Do you ever wonder why we gather assessment data for our students? What exactly do we do with that data once we get it? Join us as we explore the how to’s of the giant puzzle of assessment data, smart goals and classroom instruction for students with hearing differences.

STRESS FREE Strategies: Classroom Instruction Ideas to Promote Listening and Spoken Language

By Carrie Norman

Do you have a widely varied caseload? Do the students with hearing differences you serve all have different levels of need? Join us as we explore how to streamline your use of strategies to target listening and spoken language skills in everyday classroom activities.

Working with Multilingual Immigrant Students who are Deaf

By Millicent Musyoka

The experiences of Multilingual immigrant Deaf students (MIDS) include an intersection of variables associated with language, culture, literacy, and immigration, making the teaching and learning process more complex. This course will examine the learners’ experiences, educational accommodations, teachers’ assumptions, creating an inclusive classroom, and strategies for teaching MIDS.

Teaching Students who are Deaf/Hard of Hearing with Additional Disabilities

By Millicent Musyoka

Some students who are deaf or hard of hearing have concomitant disabilities that pose challenges and educational needs not accommodated in educational programs that focus on one of the disabilities. This session will discuss who these learners with additional disabilities are, and how to address their challenges and educational needs.

Conference Presenters

Tamby Allman, PhD

Deaf and Literacy Coordinator

Karen Anderson, PhD

Director, Supporting Success for Children with Hearing Loss

Brittany Coffey, PhD

Teacher, Deaf/Hard of Hearing

Lynae Holmen

Teacher, Deaf/Hard of Hearing

Millicent Musyoka

Associate Professor in the Deaf Studies & Deaf Education

Carrie Norman, M.S., CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert AVEd

President, Collaborative Communications

Brenda Wellen, M.S.

Teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Krista Yuskow

Educational Audiologist

Conference Pricing

EARLY Early Bird Registration is now open from May 1 – July 31, 2022

Individual Registration

Groups of 6 or More (Individually Priced)