Tips to Go

Tips to Go

"Tips to Go" is a new series of informative bookmarks designed for general educators in public schools who may be working with deaf and hard of hearing students in their classrooms for the first time as well as for those in need of a refresher. This series was the result of a collaboration between the Clerc Center and Washington’s Center for Childhood Deafness and Hearing Loss (CDHL). Both the Outreach Team and the State School are under the umbrella of CDHL.

Each bookmark offers a synopsis of in-depth information and references the Clerc Center website, where more detailed information can be found under the Info to Go content area. 

Educators may use the bookmarks individually or as a set. The PDF version of the bookmarks is available for free downloading; individuals may also contact the Clerc Center for laminated copies of the bookmarks.

Tips to Go may be used in tandem with another Clerc Center resource, Educating Students Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing: A Guide for Professionals Working in General Education Settings, which also focuses on accommodating deaf and hard of hearing students in general education settings.

Educational Success for Your Students--and You
Three federal laws support deaf and hard of hearing students' participation in educational programming in public schools. All students with disabilities will be educated, and their educational and access needs will be met at public expense.

Different Abilities, Unique Needs--Supporting Learning in the Classroom
Whatever a deaf or hard of hearing student's individual learning needs, teachers can help that student develop his or her academic and social skills.

Fostering Social Connections--Teachers Make a Difference
Social connections with classmates help all students develop and build self-confidence. Teachers who take time to reach out, recognize, and care for deaf and hard of hearing students are the ones who are remembered as having made an impact.

Accommodating Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students in Schools
The way the educational staff interacts and works with a deaf or hard of hearing student affects how other students, teachers, and administrators perceive that student. Modifications that make schools user friendly for all should be incorporated.

Reaching Out--Parents as Partners
Parents who advocate for their children improve the chances of their success in school. This is especially the case for deaf and hard of hearing students. Parents help their child's educational journey by providing critical knowledge of their child’s unique abilities and accomplishments.


Collaboration
Center for Childhood Deafness and Hearing Loss Washington Sensory Disabilities Services

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