Online Course Detail

 

Our goal in educating students who are deaf and hard of hearing is to provide an environment that supports and enables them to be successful learners. How can we set students up to effectively benefit from their education? How do we meet individual student needs rather than making do with “available” services? This presentation addresses the variety of students with hearing loss in our schools from those on Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) to 504s to those receiving no services at all. We’ll focus on the Placement And Readiness Checklists (PARC) that address student readiness to help identify appropriate learning supports and placement as well as the intended learning environment readiness to support the student. Implications of Response to Intervention for students with hearing loss are considered as well as a model to address services for students at various performance levels.

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:

  • Participants will be able to define Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) and what it means for educating students who are deaf and hard of hearing.
  • Participants will be able to describe student readiness behaviors to be educated in a general education classroom, to effectively use an educational interpreter, and to benefit from spoken language and/or sign language as a mode of communication.
  • Participants will be able to describe factors that promote successful learning environments for students who are deaf and hard of hearing.
  • Participants will be able to describe a model of services that addresses the needs of learners across a continuum of performance.

Course Instructor(s):
Cheryl DeConde Johnson, Ed.D.