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An Itinerant Teacher's Work is Never Done: Supporting Mainstream Educators (Professionals)

Course: #21114Level: Intermediate1 Hour 228 Reviews
Recorded Webinar

Liaison, collaborator, communicator, consultant, diagnostician, curriculum specialist, advocate, presenter, relationship builder, and time management specialist are all terms used to describe the Mainstream Itinerant Teacher of the deaf or hard of hearing. As the number of students in mainstream classrooms increases, the need for support and resources from itinerant teachers also increases. The mainstream educator has the responsibility of establishing a learning environment within the general and special education settings. Success means meeting the diversified needs of the child, including physical challenges, cognitive development, cultural and linguistic differences, and communication. Itinerant teachers face many challenges; in particular, limited time with students and staff on a day to day basis, the need to develop relationships across disciplines, and the implementation of various forms of communication. This course introduces ways to support the itinerant teacher in a general education program and provides resources to optimize outcomes for the mainstreamed child.



Course created on January 24, 2013

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Learning Outcomes

  • checkmarkParticipants will be able to describe the role of the mainstream itinerant teacher of the deaf/hard of hearing in providing a positive school experience for the student with a hearing loss.
  • checkmarkParticipants will be able to enumerate and describe the varied challenges of the mainstream teacher in an effort to provide a positive school experience for the child with hearing loss.
  • checkmarkParticipants will be able to identify resources and explain how they can be used to address the needs of a child in the mainstream .


0-5 Minutes Introduction
5-10 Minutes Description of the Role of the Mainstream Itinerant Teacher of the Deaf
10-20 Minutes Description of the changing population of children in the mainstream
20-30 Minutes List and describe the challenges in the mainstream and suggested solutions
30-45 Minutes Identify valuable resources
45-55 Minutes Case Examples
55-60 Minutes Summary & Questions


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Presenter Disclosure: Judith Sexton is a paid, guest speaker for Cochlear Americas. She has no non-financial relationships to disclose.

Sponsor Disclosure: This course is presented by Cochlear Americas in partnership with AudiologyOnline.

Content Disclosure: This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.

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