Fostering self-advocacy in elementary-aged students with hearing loss is a complex, multi-parameter endeavor. This course will introduce adaptation of the instructional concepts of coaching and gradual release of responsibility involving the constituents (the student, the family, and the school personnel) and the 3-prong continuum involving the "operator" (the student), the "equipment" (ALDs), and the "listening environment". Specific examples will be provided to optimize the course participants understanding of these concepts.
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Course created on September 26, 2011
- Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to list the multiple parameters of self-advocacy development in children with hearing loss.
- Upon completion of this course, participants will compare the basic concepts of coaching and gradual release and be introduced to a variety of strategies/techniques to promote self-advocacy in children with hearing loss.
- Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to access a variety of resources available to support and develop successful self-advocacy skills in elementary-aged children with hearing loss.
Marcia Zegar, MA, CCC-SLP, LSLS AVEd
Marcia is a Speech/Language Pathologist and LSLS AVEd serving the Elementary Center Site for Deaf/Hard of Hearing Students at Salem Heights Elementary, Salem-Keizer Public Schools, Salem, Oregon. Marcia received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Speech Pathology and Audiology from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. She graduated Summa Cumme Laude and received the Royalty Memorial Award from the Communication Science Department. Marcia continued her studies and was awarded the Masters of Arts in Speech/Language Pathology from the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois. She has over 50 post-graduate hours focusing her studies on literacy development and listening/spoken language intervention with deaf/hard of hearing children. Marcia also is a certified Reading Specialist and has an Exceptional Learner Endorsement. She has received multiple grant opportunities to support parent training, technology intergration, listening/spoken language and literacy development, along with peer interaction with children with hearing loss from a variety of funding agencies. In September, 2008, Marcia was awarded the certificate of Listening and Spoken Language Specialist (LSLS) Certified Auditory Verbal Educator from the Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. Nothing to disclose
MS CCC-SLP, LSLS AVEd
Preschool Teacher for the Deaf/Hard of Hearing program at Salem Heights Elementary
Ann Baumann, MS, CCC-SLP, LSLS AVEd
Ann is a Speech/Language Pathologist and LSLS AVEd and serves as the Preschool Teacher for the Deaf/Hard of Hearing program at Salem Heights Elementary, Salem-Keizer Public Schools Center Site for children with hearing loss. Ann received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Speech Pathology from University of Northern Iowa and her Master of Science in Communication Disorders from the University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point. Ann is also a graduate of the First Years Program through the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. This intensive program provides in-depth training in the areas of listening and spoken language development for children with hearing loss. Ann received certification as a Listening and Spoken Language Specialist (LSLS) Auditory Verbal Educator from Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing in September, 2008. This summer, Ann was part of the Teacher Training Program with the Global Foundation for Children with Hearing Loss, providing auditory/verbal training for professionals, parents and children in Vietnam.
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