When working with hard of hearing students who depend solely on auditory input for communication, it is essential to ensure they have the best access to auditory input, use active listening and advocacy skills and know when and where a communication breakdowns occur and how to fix them. Miscommunications happen. We are often quick to dismiss a miscommunication before really analyzing where the break down occurred.
These American Sign Language Word Wall cards are the perfect addition to the classroom. Make both ENGLISH and ASL easily ACCESSIBLE for your students! I like to both display the ASL Word Wall and make an ASL Student Dictionary. There are so many options to use this ASL Word Wall, classroom displays, flash cards, student dictionaries, the options are really… View Post
Representation matters About 7 years ago, I looked around my classroom. My walls were filled with helpful visuals for math, reading, science and other topics. It was pretty, but something was missing. The primary language in my classroom was ASL. I had literally NOTHING up on those walls to represent the language of my students. I felt like an imposter…. View Post
So you have a student in your class with a hearing loss. He or she may use assistive hearing technology such as hearing aids, cochlear implants or a Bone Anchored Hearing Aid (BAHA) to gain access to communication in the classroom. What can you do to set up your student for success? HOW CAN I BE SURE MY STUDENT HAS… View Post
How I use Adapted Books during Guided Reading with D/HH students. Adapted Books for Guided Reading PART THREE I don’t really want to start every post with a comment about language deprivation, but it is so deeply ingrained in our every day teaching with deaf and hard of hearing students. So task is always this, … View Post