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Until now, people who are deaf-blind have relied on friends and family members to provide SSP support. Rarely do those family and friends have formal training. The support is not reliable. At other times, the person who is deaf-blind may have feelings about infringing on others’ time. Often, this...

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The article is written by Kimberly Mockler, an experienced teacher of deafblind children. The article was published in the Annual magazine called ‘Odyssey’ which is run by the Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center. Mockler shared her experience on teaching deafblind children and provide valuable tips for teachers and...

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The Cochlear Implant Education Center (CIEC) is a unit of the Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center at Gallaudet University. It is an educational resource center created in 2000 to share information about cochlear implant technology and its role in the education and lives of children who are deaf...

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David R. Schleper outlines 15 principles for adults to use when reading to deaf and hard of hearing children. The research is based on what deaf parents do when reading to their deaf and hard of hearing children.

The fifteen principles are: Translate stories using American Sign...

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Educating Students Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing: A Guide for Professionals in General Education Settings is an online, three-module resource that is designed to equip general education professionals (grades K-12) with the knowledge and skills they need for working with deaf and hard of hearing students in...

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FHI 360, lead partner for the Center on Technology and Disability, designed this Assistive Technology Module for Personnel Preparation Programs to strengthen the ability of education professors at colleges and universities to add information and resources about AT to their existing curricula. The module is appropriate...

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The following descriptions of assistive technology (AT) use in the classroom have been prepared by Laura Kessel, an AT specialist who supports teachers and teacher training. They may be used for individual study and practice or as part of professional development workshops and/or other training events.

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This blogger, a mother of two children with Autism, has compiled a kind of "Bill of Rights" for preschool children who use AAC devices in their classroom. It's important at this early age that teachers and service providers understand some of the challenges that come from using a device, and...

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This website was created and curated by Angie Voss, OTR, and includes information, tips, tools, and resources in virtually every area of life for parents and educators with children who have sensory issues. Many articles are available, which include information and insight into sensory tenchiques and tools that help children...

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This blog has information and reviews on new and useful technology products to use in the classroom; particularly, tools that are useful for reading, writing, and mind mapping. The products reviewed are helpful with notetaking and collaboration between students and teachers.

Link: http://assistivetek.blogspot.com/2017/

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