Consulting Services - Building the capacity of school based teams to meet the needs of their students who are deaf or hard of hearing
Many school based teaching teams may have had little direct experience with students who are deaf or hard of hearing. When a school is unfamiliar with hearing loss, hearing aids, cochlear implants and other assistive devices commonly used by students, it can be difficult to anticipate the students' unique needs, both academically and socially. hear ME now can help!
An experienced Listening and Spoken Language Specialist provides support and resources to school professionals through a variety of personalized services which incorporate specific strategies to enhance each student’s communication access and success. hear ME now will work with a school’s team to create a customized consulting model that works for that school and the students it serves.
Coaching for Speech Language Pathologists
hear ME now offers a unique professional development opportunity to Speech Language Pathologists working with students with hearing loss in school districts. This proven program provides virtual coaching from a certified Listening and Spoken Language Specialist to help SLPs support the listening and spoken language goals of your students with hearing loss.
Listening and Spoken Language Specialists (LSLS Cert. AVT) are licensed Speech Pathologists who have voluntarily attained a high-level of specialty education and experience in listening and spoken language theory and practice. The Alexander Graham Bell Academy offers certification to professionals who meet rigorous academic, professional, post-graduate education, and mentoring requirements, and who pass the LSLS certification exam.
The hear ME now LSL coaching program is highly individualized to meet the needs of speech pathologists and students. Each participant will develop a coaching plan with goals that reflect their current level of experience and their desired outcomes. Potential outcomes include:
- Participants demonstrate understanding of the key components of Listening and Spoken Language therapy including application of basic speech acoustics, auditory brain development, and strategies for building language and literacy.
- Participants will select treatment targets based upon a student’s stage of auditory development, and typical sequences of development.
Pre and post self assessments and observations using a standardized checklist of established competencies will be used to provide valuable feedback to participating schools and hear ME now.