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Practical Strategies for Visiting and Classroom Teachers of the Deaf
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Due to the access barriers caused by the hearing loss, students require specific skill building and appropriate accommodations if they are to progress at the same rate as class peers. A recent study* indicated the need for teachers of the deaf/hard of hearing to be aware of a range of formal and informal assessments to define current learning needs and how to relate these findings to specific measurable goal development. Topics will specify data gathering for planning, monitoring progress and improved outcomes. Ideas for skill-building will be shared and rich written materials to support these topics will be provided.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Participants will be able to:​

  1. Describe how functional listening and comprehension can be assessed and how doing so will benefit planning for needed accommodations
  2. Describe how to assess level of performance and address skill-building in communication repair, self-advocacy and independence with hearing device skills
  3. Describe how psychosocial development affects socialization and feelings of fitting in
  4. Use available materials to address social and belonging issues
  5. Describe assessments to identify non-academic adverse educational affect including specific instruments that can be used and sample evaluation summaries by category of performance 

P​RESENTER - Karen Anderson PhD

Karen Anderson PhD has worked in clinical, public school and state-level Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) settings to address the needs of children with hearing loss. Karen is a past president of the Educational Audiology Association and the Washington Speech and Hearing Association. She has been awarded the Fred Berg Award in Educational Audiology. Karen is the author of the Screening Instruments For Targeting Educational Risk (SIFTERs) and the Early Listening Function (ELF), and is co-author of the Listening Instrument For Education (LIFE and LIFE-R), Children’s Home Inventory of Listening Difficulties (CHILD), and numerous journal articles and book chapters. She is Director of Supporting Success for Children with Hearing Loss (successforkidswithhearingloss.com) which provides many online resources to parents and professionals. Her recent publications include Building Skills for School Success in the Fast-Paced Classroom, the Student Communication Repair Inventory & Practical Training (SCRIPT), Building Skills for Independence in the Mainstream, the Developing Child with Unilateral Hearing Loss and Achieving Effective Hearing Aid Use in Early Childhood.

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PUBLIC TRANSPORT

The closest train station to VDEI is the Prahran station, on the Sandringham line.
 
The closest tram stops are Tram Stop 27 (cnr St Kilda Road and High Street) and Tram stop 28 (cnr Punt Road and High Street).

PARKING 

Unfortunately, there is no parking available on site at VDEI. There are two options available.
  • Metered street parking is available on St Kilda Road and High Street; and
  • All day paid car parking is available in close walking distance to VDEI. For prices, please check their website.
    • Pullman Melbourne Albert Park, Queens Road (crn Lorne Street)
    • Wilson Carpark, Queens Lane.
Dates and Times

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

9:00 AM till 4:00 PM

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

9:00 AM till 4:00 PM

Add to Calendar12/15/2015 9:00 AM12/16/2015 4:00 PMAustralia/MelbournePractical Strategies for Visiting and Classroom Teachers of the DeafDue to the access barriers caused by the hearing loss, students require specific skill building and appropriate accommodations if they are to progress at the same rate as class peers. A recent study* indicated the need for teachers of the deaf/hard ...VDEI 597 St Kilda Road Melbourne 3004Victorian Deaf Education Institutevdei@edumail.vic.gov.au

Audience
Teachers of the deaf
Cost

Standard

$190

Remote

$200

Location
VDEI 597 St Kilda Road Melbourne 3004