Presentation on theme: "10 People You Should Collaborate With"— Presentation transcript:
1 10 People You Should Collaborate With Dr. Nanci A. Scheetz, CSCProfessor, VSUDr. Susan EasterbrooksProfessor, GSU
2 1. Audiologists They are responsible for: conducting comprehensive hearing evaluationsSelecting appropriate hearing aids and assistive listening devicesMaking earmoldsManaging hearing aid loaner programs
3 2. Speech-Language Pathologists (SLP) Assist in the development of D/HH students communication skillsWork with language acquisition and assessmentProvide effective oral communication strategiesAssist students in developing conversations skills
4 3. School Psychologists School Psychologists provide: Psychological testing and evaluationsProvide assistance with students who have serious behavior and emotional problemsProvide assistance to teachers in developing strategies for working with students with serious behavior and emotional problems
5 4. School CounselorsSchool counselors can be a tremendous help to you when working the students who are deaf or hard of hearing. They can:Design activities for socialization and peer interactionsHelp with transitional issues from elementary to middle to high school
6 5. Teachers of the Deaf and Special Education Teachers Teachers of the Deaf and Special Education Teachers are key players in the education of D/HH studentsOftentimes teachers of the deaf are the team managers for the student’s IEPTeachers of the deaf are trained in instructional methods and techniques to assist you in providing instruction – they have a wealth of information regarding resources you might need.
7 5. Special Education Teachers Continued Approximately one-third of all deaf and hard of hearing students have one or more educationally significant disability (Schildroth, 1995).The two most common conditions are specific learning disabilities and mental retardation.Special education teachers are a wonderful asset when working with students with these disabilities.
8 6. InterpretersInterpreters provide the communication link between you and the deaf studentTheir primary role is to equalize communicationInterpreters are familiar with ASL and English Sign Systems and can interpret and transliterateThey are your communication specialists
9 7. TutorsTutors can become a very valuable part of the educational team. They can:Supplement classroom instructionAssist in vocabulary/language developmentEnhance and clarify classroom instructionProvide test taking strategiesFill in the gaps for deaf students by providing them with information hearing students receive automatically through the auditory channel
10 8. Bilingual Specialists It is essential that deaf students build vocabulary and enhance their abilities to recognize words in print.Bilingual Specialists will be able to provide you with strategies for English Language Learners. Deaf students who come from homes where English is not their native language will also benefit from these strategies.
11 9. Deaf StudentsConsult with students who are deaf or hard of hearing.Ask their opinion of what they need and what they find helpfulLet them comment on activities, classroom arrangements, and communication preferencesLet them tell you what’s working for them and what isn’t
12 10. Parents Keep parents in the loop Ask parents what they’re doing at homeHow do they communicate?How do they discipline?Find out what’s working and what isn’tBe sensitive to cultural differences
13 10 People You Should Collaborate With AudiologistsSpeech-Language Pathologists (SLP)School PsychologistsSchool CounselorsTeachers of the Deaf and Special Education TeachersInterpreters
14 Additional People You Should Collaborate With TutorsBilingual SpecialistsDeaf StudentsParents
15 ReferencesBullard, C. (2003). The itinerant teacher’s handbook. Hillsboro, OR: Butte Publications, Inc.Moores, D.F. (2001). Educating the deaf. Boston,MA: Houghton Mifflin Co.Scheetz, N. (2002). Orientation to deafness. Boston, MA: Allyn & Bacon. Publications, Inc.Schildroth, A. (1995). Annual survey of hearing impaired children and youth