Online Course Detail

 

Education and other laws that support access are intended to allow children and adults with disabilities to attend school, live and work in the mainstream of society with full communication access and other services to support their needs. This seminar examines and explains a range of federal laws from philosophical and practical perspectives to help parents, adults, and teens with hearing loss, as well as professionals who serve all of these groups, to better understand how to be effective advocates.

This is a Recorded Course which requires either a Windows-based computer or a Mac with speakers/headphones to view. More information is available in the FAQs/Help section.

Length: 60 minutes

Cost: Free to View

Course Objectives:

  • Upon completing this course, learners will be able to explain the underlying concept of disability in the United States and how it has changed over time
  • Upon completing this course, learners will be able to describe the major federal laws that provide for special educational services and communications access for children and adults with hearing loss
  • Upon completing this course, learners will be able to list ways to coach parents, children and adults with hearing loss on advocating for services to which they are entitled and that can help them.

Course Instructor(s):
Donna L. Sorkin, M.A., Vice President, Consumer Affairs, Cochlear Americas