Walking in the Hall with a Student

Do you go to your student’s classroom to get him/her and walk back to your room and then walk the student back to his/her classroom?  This can be valuable time for assessing, bonding, and learning!  Picture having a conversation with the student in a noisy hall.  Walking side by side naturally minimizes the visual cues […]

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Heading to SC AG Bell!

I will be exhibiting in Columbia tomorrow.  Please stop by my table if you  are there. Take me to TeachersPayTeachers!     Take me to iTunes!

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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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Follow-up to post “From the Beginning (or not)”

April 6, 2018 Earlier this year I posted about a new referral that I received, a kindergartner who had not been amplified before January, 2018.  I explained the testing that would be done.  I want to pick up there and broadly describe strengths and weaknesses and what interventions the IEP team agreed on. Overall the […]

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The Dot by Peter Reynolds

9/5/16 Have you read this great book with any of your students?  Many years ago I observed that some of my students had very negative self-talk.  Last week a teacher of one of my 4th graders told me the student said to him “I am the dumbest kid in the 4th grade”.  This breaks my […]

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Self-Advocacy: Preferential Seating

8/30/16 What does it mean? Acoustically, it means two things: √ Seated away from a source of noise such as computers, overhead projectors, noisy classroom pets, noisy students, pencil sharpener, etc. √ Seated near a speaker Visually, it means the student is sitting near and facing the teacher or whoever is speaking in order to be able […]

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Why Spend Time Working on Self-Advocacy Skills? (Part 1)

8/9/16 This is a question that I get frequently.  Teachers, parents and administrators ask “Why should a child be pulled out of class to work on these skills?  Let’s talk! When this knowledge is taught AND used effectively, a student will take charge of his/her hearing loss and school situations. Why should professionals who teach […]

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