Ask Abbey: Developing Literacy Skills for Learners Who are Deaf/Hard of Hearing (Full Series)
Learn easy-to-use strategies to increase auditory skills, visual language skills, and reading and writing print for learners who are deaf or hard of hearing.
- Define the chaining strategy and how to use it within instruction for learners who are deaf/hard of hearing.
- Describe the hierarchy of skills from detection to comprehension for language.
- Distinguish the difference between consistent and inconsistent chaining.
- Define the language sandwich strategy, commonly known as the auditory sandwich.
- Explain the importance of split focus and wait time during instruction.
- Describe the importance of serve/return and conversational turn-taking as a part of working with learners who are deaf/hard of hearing.
- Define the strategies of acoustic highlighting, chunking, and visual/auditory memory.
- Explain the importance of building time for expressive and receptive language skills with active practice/engagement.
- Describe the importance of expecting a response, use of wait time, and modeling a response.
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