In this webinar Donna Casavant and Cathy Lushman will discuss strategies to help children who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing grow their reading potential. They will discuss some relevant research and relate concrete approaches for fostering literacy growth for children across the communication spectrum. The presenters will also provide resource information regarding evidence-based best practice in lit- eracy in deaf education for teachers, administrators, interpreters, and parents.
*Please note this presentation previously took place at the annual Maine Hands & Voices conference in November of 2018.
Here is a link to the archived video/audio of this webinar Certificates of Attendance are not available for persons viewing the archive.
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In this webinar: How do I teach and work with Deaf/Hard of Hearing students in my classroom? I have my regular education credentials and am very knowledgable on most student-related subject matters but am not sure what I need to do to make my classroom accessible. Do you ever find yourself asking this when you have a student with different hearing levels in the classroom? This webinar will allow you to gain knowledge and to be confident to lead a classroom with Deaf/Hard of Hearing student(s).
About the presenters:
Kevin Bohlin joined The Maine Educational Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing as the coordinator for the Public School Outreach program after working on a grant for New Hampshire Department of Education and consulting at a variety public schools that have Deaf/Hard of Hearing students.
Prior to New Hampshire, Mr. Bohlin taught a variety of students from preschool to collegiate levels in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Washington D.C., Texas, New Mexico, and California. He is passionate about giving students opportunities to achieve and ensuring that there are no barriers in the classroom.
Tracey R. Dulac CAGS has been supporting students, schools, and families with their preferred communication modalities and technologies to access their environment to the best of their ability for 31 years. She is currently a Public School Outreach Consultant and Teacher for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing for The Maine Educational Center for the Deaf and Hard of Haring. Her credentials and experience also include Certified Assistant Building Administrator, Classroom Teacher for Deaf and Hard of Hearing, CDS, Public School Consultant, Early Childhood Parent Infant Teacher, Preschool Teacher, and High School Teacher in Mainstream School.
Who should attend? Anyone who is currently working with or who may in the future work with Deaf/Hard of Hearing children in the classroom environment, i.e. classroom teachers, teachers of the deaf, and speech language pathologists.
Participants in this webinar will:
Gain knowledge, skills and confidence to collaborate with a team to address the educational/social needs of Deaf/Hard of Hearing students.