9 Courses (Individual)
List of Courses:
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.
2. Beyond the Books – Developing Self-Determination in Students who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing
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.
3. Meeting Student Needs in a Consultation-Only Model
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.
4. Starting from Scratch – Building Language Where There is None
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.
5. Using Research-Based, High Leverage Practices with DHH Students: An Introduction
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.
6. Teaching Academic Reading and Writing Vocabulary
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.
7. Improving Spelling Skills as an Integral Part of Better Writing
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.
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.
9. Beyond the Hearing Aid – The Impact of Hearing Loss in the Classroom and Strategies for Access
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.
10. What We Can Do to Prevent Rejection of Hearing Device Use
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.
11. Cracking the Assessment Code: How to integrate listening assessment data into goals and classroom instruction
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.
12. STRESS FREE Strategies: Classroom Instruction Ideas to Promote Listening and Spoken Language
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.
13. Working with Multilingual Immigrant Students who are Deaf
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.
14. Teaching Students who are Deaf/Hard of Hearing with Additional Disabilities
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.