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Literacy and Deaf / Hard of Hearing

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


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 music, art, and gym. 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. Sessions will also incorporate considerations to ensure each learner is safe, engaged, and challenged.


Abbey Weaver

Abbey Weaver

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.