Back to School – First Two Days!

8/26/18 These infographics were popular last year so I am re-posting them with an additional resource.   I like to start the year by meeting each teacher of each student.  I think the personal touch is effective in connecting and building relationships with teachers.  However, I know many TOD/HHs have too many students on their […]

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Beginning of Year

8/24/18 For a Teacher of the Deaf/Hard of Hearing as for many other educators, having a successful start depends on being organized.  One of our major initial responsibilities is ensuring that all of our students’ teachers and service providers are aware of their accommodations and how the amplification works before the students show up.  Here’s […]

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From the Beginning (or not)

January 6, 2018 How is eligibility for special education services for students with hearing loss determined for school-aged children?  I currently have a kindergartner for whom we signed the referral and permission to test paperwork just before Christmas break.  I would like to share what information I gather, how I interpret it and what the IEP […]

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New Materials for a New Year!

1/1/18 By the time December of this school year came around, I decided I needed some new materials to liven things up.  In June, 2017 I attended the AG Bell Listening and Spoken Language Symposium where I heard Rehab Audiologist Lynn Wood give an excellent presentation on her favorite games.  So I dug up that […]

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FREE Activity for Complex Language

11/4/17 Did you know that the cochlear implant companies have free materials on their websites?  Let’s look at the wealth of materials offered by Med-el.   In addition to their online activities,  sets of materials are periodically posted that can be downloaded, printed, adapted and used in articulation, language and auditory skill development. The latest lesson […]

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Fun with Yes-No Buttons

October 15, 2017 I see these buttons everywhere around schools.  Then I read about some fun ideas on  using them in speech-language therapy from SLP Talk with Desiree.   Her blog and video describe how she uses them in phonological awareness, language and articulation activities. I thought they sounded like a lot of fun for the kids.  […]

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Scheduling

September 4, 2017 I’m gradually getting my self and my binders organized for this year.  I have 3 schools on A-B day schedules this year which makes it difficult to make a schedule for service delivery.  Last year I was in the same situation so I made a schedule every Friday for the next week. […]

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Day 3 Tips

August 26, 2017 Are you an itinerant teacher of the deaf/hard of hearing getting ready for the new school year?  Here are some more tips!

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Day 2 Tips

August 24, 2017   Are you an itinerant teacher who could use some more ideas for starting the year?  I love to hear the feedback!

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Day 1 Tips

August 23, 2017 Well, I’ve had very full first days back to work this school year.  I have new students and new schools in Grades 3-10.  Since the beginning of the year is a huge organizational process for an itinerant teacher, I thought I would create something to help out myself and others.  Here are […]

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