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Ask Abbey: Engaging Learners Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing Through Music, Art, and Gym

April 14, 21, 28 | 4:00pm


This interactive, three-part learning series is designed to provide practical, easy-to-use strategies on how to include learners who are deaf/hard of hearing in gym, art, and music. Each session will incorporate considerations to ensure each learner is safe, engaged, and challenged. Each 30-minute session will include a 10-minute webinar with simple tips and strategies, followed by 20 minutes of live Q&A with Abbey Weaver, an itinerant teacher for the deaf and hard of hearing in Ohio. The sessions are free, but registration is required. Certificates of completion are available for the series. Join us for one or all three.

April 14: Let’s Play Together: Gym and Sports at School

Learning Objectives

  • Identify three strategies to create safety during physical activities.
  • Name at least two strategies to improve communication and inclusion during physical activities.
  • Name two considerations when conducting activities outdoors.

Register for the April 14th event

April 21: Creating Art

Learning Objectives

  • Name three strategies for communication during art activities.
  • Identify safety considerations related to hearing assistive technology.
  • Describe seating and lighting considerations for the creative learning environment.

Register for the April 21st event

April 28: Making Music

Learning Objectives

  • Identify factors that impact use of assistive listening devices on how music sounds.
  • Name two musicians/singers who are deaf/hard of hearing.
  • Describe how to design or adapt common music moments within the school for greater accessibility.

Register for the April 28th event


Abbey Weaver began working with Southern Ohio Educational Service Center/Hopewell Center Region 14 in 2003 as an itinerant teacher for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. She is also the Team Leader for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing department. She supervises itinerant teachers, educational interpreters, language facilitators, and an audiologist. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Deaf Education from Kent State University. In addition, she has a master’s degree in reading from Xavier University. She works with a variety of individuals in various schools located in Adams, Brown, Clinton, Fayette and Highland Counties.