GENERAL EDUCATION IN-SERVICES FOR SCHOOLS SERVING STUDENTS WITH HEARING LOSS

My Classmate Has Hearing Loss

Content: Ways to interact with a peer with a hearing loss; ample time will be devoted to listening to and answering students’ questions

Audience: Classmates of a child with hearing impairment in the general education setting

Topics:  how we hear (interactive), hearing loss simulations, hearing aid/cochlear implants, how students with normal hearing and those with hearing loss can interact and develop relationships at school.

$150 / length tailored to your needs

An Orientation to My Student’s Hearing Loss

The first step to facilitating a successful mainstream experience is to understand how hearing impairment affects a child. This in-service is designed to teach teachers and staff what they need to know when working or communicating with a student with a hearing loss.

Content: Basic foundation for understanding hearing loss and its impact on learning

Audience: Educational team and all school staff.

Topics: How we hear, the audiogram, hearing aids and cochlear implants, how hearing impairment affects children, conversing with a student with a hearing loss

$300* / length tailored to your needs

Strategies for Teaching My Student with Hearing Loss

This in-service provides practical, successful teaching strategies to help you  increase opportunities for your student with hearing loss to learn and achieve.

Content: Practical teaching strategies for success in the classroom

Audience: Educational team

Topics: Classroom accommodations/program modifications, social implications and pragmatics, strategies for tackling academic challenges, professional collaboration among the IEP team

$300 / length tailored to your needs

Speech Development for My Student with Hearing Loss

Students with hearing impairment don’t always develop speech the way children with normal hearing do. This in-service gives an overview of speech development along with a practical tool to help students improve their speech.

Content: Speech teaching strategies for a child who is deaf or hard of hearing

Audience: Speech-language pathologists and resource/itinerant teachers

Topics: Overview of speech development for children with hearing loss, description/application of the CID Speech Skills Rating Forms (SSRF), identifying present present levels/setting goals/tracking progress with the SSRF, professional collaboration among the IEP team

$360 / 2 hours + materials

Language Development for My Student with Hearing Loss

Children with hearing loss often have language delays and need intensive and specific language instruction focusing on the grammatical structures of spoken language. This in-service will give your team a practical tool to support that instruction.

Content: CID Teacher Assessment of Grammatical Structures (TAGS): a tool designed to guide language instruction for a child who is deaf or hard of hearing

Audience: Educational team

Topics: Overview of the development of grammatical skills in children with hearing loss, description/application of TAGS forms, identifying present levels/ setting goals/tracking progress with the TAGS, professional collaboration among the IEP team

$370 / 2 hours