Mute the Mic

11/4/18                 When I observed my two new students in their general education classes this fall, I noticed that reminding a teacher to mute the DM/FM mic was something we needed to address.  Both students were new to receiving services from the deaf/hard of hearing program, however, I think […]

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Follow-up to Using Gen Ed Materials for Intervention

11/1/18 I recently wrote about a course that I created for the The Online Itinerant about how we can use materials from the classroom curriculum to work on IEP goals.  This week a great article was published in ASHA Leader Live describing how  one speech-language pathologist does this and lists some great resources that I want […]

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Supporting the General Education Curriculum in Instruction for Students with Hearing Loss

10/24/18 Last summer when I was discussing creating an online class with Stefanie Kessen, founder of The Online Itinerant, I shared with her that I  was daunted by the technical aspects.  Stefanie said “I’ll handle that part!” so I said “Sign me up!” I loved planning the content but I have to admit it took […]

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Suggestions for First Days with Students

First Days Suggestions

8/29/18   So you have in-serviced your teachers and now need to plan your initial sessions with your students with hearing loss.  Some of them you may know and some may be new to you or they could all be old or new students.  Building a relationship is always first and foremost!  During the coming […]

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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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New Resource

The Online Itinerant

July 9, 2018 There is a new resource for professionals who work with kids with hearing loss called The Online Itinerant.  It provides pre-recorded one hour courses and monthly live meet-ups on a variety of topics.  Not only can you earn CEUs but you can sign up for one course or meet-up or subscribe to […]

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Money -saving 10th Anniversary Special

April 22, 2018   Celebrating our 10th Anniversary                with special pricing       from 4/22/18 through 4/29/18!  $10 in TeachersPayTeachers $10 in  iTunes  

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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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Bingo and TicTacToe Games for Retrieval Practice

October 11,  2017 Here is another post following up on the all-important retrieval practice – a learning strategy where the student tries to recall information from memory.  It’s effectiveness and variations have been explained in this book Make It Stick by Peter Brown, et al.   See this previous blog post for more information.   Rule the School’s […]

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Follow Up on Retrieval Practice with Learn the Lingo

October 7, 2017 My last post explained the research and effectiveness of Retrieval Practice from the book Make It Stick.  Retrieval Practice is simply trying to answer questions or explain words without looking at the answer first.  Research has shown it to be the single most effective study strategy! Rule the School has several products […]

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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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