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Educating Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children with Multiple Challenges
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Teachers of the Deaf typically feel well prepared to meet the educational needs of students with hearing loss. However they often report that their training and experience do not provide them with the background necessary to address the demands of teaching deaf and hard of hearing students with additional learning challenges. This workshop series will focus particularly on those students who have the additional diagnoses of intellectual disability and/or autism. Topics will address the identification of the unique needs of these children as well as the development of strategies to address noted challenges.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Participants will learn to:
  1. Identify common learning/behavioural challenges of children with hearing loss and intellectual disability and/or autism
  2. Assess and adapt the learning environment to meet the unique needs of children with hearing loss and intellectual disability and/or autism
  3. Incorporate the teaching of social and adaptive living skills within the classroom setting
  4. ​Apply basic behavioural interventions (e.g., visual supports, planned ignoring, etc)​​​​. ​     

PRESENTERS

Jill Grenon, CAGS, NCSP, is a School Psychologist at the Learning Centre for the Deaf in Framingham, MA (USA) serving deaf and hard of hearing students including those with additional special needs. Ms Grenon received a BA from the University of Rhode Island in Communication Studies with a concentration in Speech Pathology and Audiology. She also holds a Master's degree in Developmental Psychology and a CAGS in School Psychology with a Specialization in Deafness from Gallaudet College. Ms Grenon has worked with deaf and hard of hearing children from birth to age 22 over the course of the last 30 years. Her work includes assessing students’ cognitive, linguistic, and emotional functioning in addition to consulting with teachers and families.
 

Amy Collins, ED.S. is a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst as well as a licensed educator in Massachusetts (USA). Ms Collins spent more than seven years working in the Deaf Blind Program at the Perkins School for the Blind teaching Deaf Blind students and deaf students with additional disabilities.





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Dates and Times

Thursday, October 8, 2015

4:00 PM till 5:00 PM

Thursday, October 15, 2015

4:00 PM till 5:30 PM

Thursday, October 29, 2015

4:00 PM till 5:30 PM

Thursday, November 12, 2015

4:00 PM till 5:30 PM

Thursday, November 19, 2015

4:00 PM till 5:30 PM

Add to Calendar10/8/2015 4:00 PM11/19/2015 5:30 PMAustralia/MelbourneEducating Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children with Multiple ChallengesTeachers of the Deaf typically feel well prepared to meet the educational needs of students with hearing loss. However they often report that their training and experience do not provide them with the background necessary to address the demands of t...Webinars can be accessed from your Mac, PC, iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phone or Android tablet (via an app) Victorian Deaf Education Institutevdei@edumail.vic.gov.au

Thursday 8 October 2015, is a Meet and Greet for participants. 4pm - 5pm

Audience
Teachers and school support staff working with students with hearing loss
Cost

Standard

$100

* Full time students receive a 25% discount

Location
Webinars can be accessed from your Mac, PC, iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phone or Android tablet (via an app)