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Comparing Listening Situations Comparing Listening Situations
Comparing Listening Situations
By Andrea Praught
sku: A14ADV1162
$ 5
This interactive Google Slides activity asks students to evaluate 4 listening situations (presented in pictures and short descriptions) and rate them on a scale according to listening difficulty. Afte ... r rating the situations, students are tasked with providing an explanation of why each situation is difficult or easy to hear. This would be a great 'stepping off' activity to begin a unit on coping skills or to evaluate how a student perceives different situations and why/how he/she feels about his/her listening abilities.There is very little digital learning activities available for remote learning today. This tool that asks students to rate situations that are difficult or easy to hear encourages introspection about a student's hearing loss. Asking student to explain why the situation is easy or hard to hear encourages them to evaluate their own listening skills and how advocacy can improve even the most difficult situation.Learning Objective:The student will be able to compare listening situations by rating them on a scale from easy to hear to hear. The student will be able to describe why a specific listening situation is difficult or easy to hear, giving support for their answers.
Elephant in the Room Discussion Guide Elephant in the Room Discussion Guide
Elephant in the Room Discussion Guide
By James Bombicino
sku: A13ADV1160
$ 0
This discussion guide is meant to accompany the book with prompts for each page. ...
Take Charge of Communication Breakdown for Grades 3-5 Take Charge of Communication Breakdown for Grades 3-5
Take Charge of Communication Breakdown for Grades 3-5
By Julia West
sku: A12ADV1155
$ 8
A ten-page comic-style book (in color & grayscale) defines communication and communication breakdown. Examples are shown as interactions between two boys: Luke and Ricardo. A teacher acts as narrator ... and discusses three tools for repairing communication breakdown: signaling the breakdown, asking for repetition and repeating what was heard. The boys use each tool in responding to a single CBd event. A glossary is provided at the end of the book. Materials also include a graphic organizer, 8 discussion-starter cards, 6 review cards and 5 comprehension questions for assessment. Teacher notes explain how the lesson materials can be used in face-to-face lesson or on a digital platform.
Beyond the Sky’s Limit -PPT Beyond the Sky’s Limit -PPT
Beyond the Sky’s Limit -PPT
By James Bombicino
sku: A13ADV1224
$ 3
NOTE: Powerpoint Presentation for viewing on PCA collection of comic strips revealing troublesome situations for teens with hearing loss. Includes commentary on how each humorous situation might be re ... resolved.20 more situations and scenarios that mix humor with compassion in negotiating social communication.More antics and advocacy for teens and tweens with hearing loss.
CAVE Checklist - Communication Access in Virtual Education (French) - fillable CAVE Checklist - Communication Access in Virtual Education (French) - fillable
CAVE Checklist - Communication Access in Virtual Education (French) - fillable
By Karen Anderson
sku: P01TEA1346
$ 0
The CAVE Checklist in French is a self-report checklist is intended to be completed students age 9 and above who are deaf or hard of hearing to identify possible communication access issues that may o ... ccur during virtual education situations. It is recommended that the CAVE be completed in an interview format with the DHH specialist discussing each situation with the student. Students read 10 questions related to accessing communication in online learning situations and rate them from Always Easy to Always Difficult, or Doesn't Happen. A total score can be obtained. Not every situation will apply to every student. Situations indicating appropriate access will receive scores of 4 or 5. Items scoring 1, 2, 3, need to be addressed for appropriate access needs. The 10 questions are followed by a list in which the student identifies what he or she thinks helps most during online learning. 
Beyond the Sky’s Limit Beyond the Sky’s Limit
Beyond the Sky’s Limit
By James Bombicino
sku: A13ADV1223
$ 299
 A collection of comic strips revealing troublesome situations for teens with hearing loss. Includes commentary on how each humorous situation might be resolved.20 more situations and scenarios that m ... mix humor with compassion in negotiating social communication.More antics and advocacy for teens and tweens with hearing loss.
"The Sky's The Limit" "The Sky's The Limit"
"The Sky's The Limit"
By James Bombicino
sku: A13ADV1156
$ 299
A collection of comic strips revealing troublesome situations for teens with hearing loss. Includes commentary on how each humorous situation might be resolved. ...
Parts of the Ear Game Parts of the Ear Game
Parts of the Ear Game
By Andrea Praught
sku: A14ADV1161
$ 5
This is a fun digital learning activity for a student to review the 3 parts of the ear. The learner identifies the function of each part, what is in each part and uses a diagram to identify parts of t ... he ear.There are very few digital learning activities available today. Advocacy practice for students with hearing loss includes learning about hearing. As students begin to learn how they ear, identifying the 3 parts of the ear is a first step. They need lots of practice labeling different parts of the ear and identifying how they help with hearing. Learning Objective:1. The student will be able to identify functions of the 3 parts of the ear. 2. Given a diagram, the student will label the part of the ear.
The Elephant in the Room Author's Notes The Elephant in the Room Author's Notes
The Elephant in the Room Author's Notes
By James Bombicino
sku: A13ADV1159
$ 0
The author explains  how hearing loss technology can improve but not restore hearing, miscommunication can happen, and communication repair strategies. ...
Elephant in the Room (iBook) Elephant in the Room (iBook)
Elephant in the Room (iBook)
By James Bombicino
sku: A13ADV1301
$ 6
Skyler has a hearing loss. And he doesn’t feel much like talking today. No wonder—he keeps missing what his parents and siblings have to say, and it’s frustrating. Skyler’s little sister, Maizy, tags ... y, tags along on his morning routine and, with the help of her special friend, we learn that it takes more than hearing aids to help Skyler feel like talking again.This 35-page full color children’s book by Audiologist Jim Bombicino provides avenues for discussion and building vocabulary by highlighting the difficulties that students may face each day, including mishearing and misunderstanding information, the effect of background noise, and consequential frustration and confusion that can happen when the ease of daily communication is taken for granted by typically hearing persons.  In this case, the story follows a young boy as he awakens and prepares for a typical school day.The e-book version includes audio of the text read by actors, while their voices are filtered to imitate how Skyler hears through his hearing aids! Listening situations include a speaker with added background noise, simultaneous speakers, a speaker talking too quickly, and mishearing words—all heard as they come through Skyler’s hearing devices.  Perfect for helping teachers, families, and classmates understand what a hearing loss might be like.  Finally put typically hearing adults and children in the shoes of the child with hearing loss!Please note:  Compatible only with iPad and iOS devices.  Free Author’s notes and discussion guide are available for download at Teacher Tools Takeout marketplace.How to Open ePub Files on Your iPad.Before trying to load the ePUB file make sure you have downloaded and installed iBook app from Apple’s app store.Directly on the iPAD or Iphone  (recommended)1. Make sure the free iBooks app is on your iPad.2. Follow the link from Safari to reach the ePub document.  This means either accessing your email to find the attached file, or going to our website to download the file with an access code.3. Select “Open in iBooks” on the iPad/iPhone4. The eBook will open and be added to your iBooks collection.5. From now on, you can open the ePub document from the iBooks app on your iPad/iPhone.From PC to iPAD1. Make sure the free iBooks app is on your iPad.2. Make sure the free Itunes app is on your PC.  Open iTunes.3. Find the ePub file on your computer by accessing email or visiting website where purchased/obtained.4. Drag and drop the ePub file onto your Library in iTunes on your computer.5. Connect your iPad to your computer.6. Check under the “Books” tab in iTunes to be sure this ePub is selected for syncing7. Then sync.8. The ePub document is added to your iBooks collection inside the iBooks app.9. From now on, you can open the ePub document from the iBooks app on your iPad.Directly on PCHow to read Open EPUB or Open PDF e-books on a computer1. Download the free Adobe Digital Editions: https://www.adobe.com/solutions/ebook/digital-editions/download.html2. Open Adobe Digital Editions (ADE) on your Windows or Mac computer.3. Go to File > Add to Library.4. Find the saved EPUB or PDF file on your computer. By default, files are saved to your computer’s “Downloads” folder.5. Double-click an e-book to start reading, or follow these steps to transfer it to an e-reader.
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