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Filed Under:Health / Ears & Hearing
Posts on Regator:324
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Archived Since:February 16, 2010

Blog Post Archive

Emails and Turning on Comments

I decided turn back on the comments. I miss hearing from readers. Just try to be civilized and relevant. For those of you who emailed me, I apologize for not responding sooner or at all. I haven't had much time to do so. I don't want to reply hastily or without much thought. Show More Summary

Assistive Technology Timeline

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Adding Closed Caption Option to YouTube Videos

I love a good viral video, especially when I get a chance to understand the dialogue or sounds that make the video hilarious, adorable, bizarre, gross, shocking, or all of the above. Otherwise, I am usually left in the dark unless I am able to read about it or have it explained to me. Show More Summary

Interesting Article: The Air Force & Deaf and Hard of Hearing

According to this article, if passed, a new bill could give deaf and hard of hearing individuals opportunities to serve in the Air Force. An Air Force captain convinced U.S. Rep. Mark Takano, D-California, to introduce this bill. Read...Show More Summary

5 Little Ducks ASL Video

This is a nice video I like to use with young students learning ASL and the sight/spelling word 'quack'. It is fun, simple, and repetitive. Video is by Barb Wifi on YouTube. Link to video:

Great Website for Parents and DHH Teachers

Success for Kids With Hearing Loss website is full of resources and information for professionals and parents of students who are deaf and hard of hearing. I highly recommend it. When you get the chance, check it out:  (e

Not Everyone Uses Hearing Aids

      As you can imagine, I come across several issues working with various deaf and hard of hearing students attending public school (PK - 12). Some are laughable and silly and some are downright serious. It is never a dull moment with my job.       One of the issues I often come across is when a student refuses to wear or use hearing aids. Show More Summary

Yeah. Okay Here Goes...Back to Blogging...Really

Over a month ago I announced I will start blogging regularly again. It has not happened yet. It takes a while to get back into it I suppose. I have forgotten how much I enjoy blogging. I like learning and hearing from everyone who reads...Show More Summary

Hello Again. It's (e! Been a Long Time!

Hello there! It has been a while since I posted anything on this blog. I have been busy. Plenty of interesting events occurred and I learned a good amount. I am eager to share more information surrounding deaf and hard of hearing issues and education. I still work as a hard of hearing itinerant teacher in Georgia. Show More Summary

Don't Hide Your Hearing Aids

Usually, when people are very uncomfortable with a certain aspect of themselves that they spend a lot of time and energy trying to hide it. Perhaps they were bullied for it. Sometimes it just takes one person to make a negative comment about it. Show More Summary

Affordable Live Captioning Services for Students

The school system will start providing captioning services for students who do not benefit from sign language interpreters or would prefer to have access to every single word spoken via text. The Assistive Technology Lead Teacher attended...Show More Summary

I Tried Closed-Caption Glasses at the Movies

It has been a very long time since I have seen a movie at the movie theater. It is very expensive and many movie theaters do not offer open captioned films for all movies and at times I want to see the movie. I want to enjoy myself at the movies. Show More Summary

You Have to Be Flexible and Patient as an Itinerant Teacher

My days as an itinerant teacher of deaf and hard of hearing students are unpredictable and always changing. It is important that I am flexible and ready to go with whatever is thrown my way. My day does not always start at 8:00 and end at 3:30. Show More Summary

Using an FM System in School: Things to Consider

When I work with a student who uses an FM system in all of his or her academic classes, several questions and scenarios will fill my head, which I must discuss with the student. Here are some questions I usually ask the student to discuss...Show More Summary

Deaf/HH Topics I Don't Care to Hear About From Strangers

There are some things related to deaf and hard of hearing issues I don't really care to hear about from adult strangers I meet waiting in a line at the DMV, post office, some café, or store (usually after they see my hearing aid). While...Show More Summary

Oh, You're Hearing Impaired? Well, My Cousin is Deaf. I Haven't Seen him in Twenty Years.

If you are a stranger or an adult I have never seen before until you find yourself standing behind me in a line at the DMV, grocery store, post office, or some café, and you notice my hearing aid or somehow find out I am hard of hearing, please...Show More Summary

Self Advocacy For Shy Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students

I have some questions for shy and introverted deaf and hard of hearing students (and former students): What are some ways teachers can help you with becoming better at advocating for yourself at school? What bugs you about advocating...Show More Summary

When People with Good Intentions Fail to Acknowledge People with Disabilities

Throughout my life, I have heard people say the following: "I don't think he needs (insert accommodation). Why does he need (insert accommodation) since he is normal?" "I don't see disabilities. I see human beings." "I don't see her as a deaf person. She is just like everyone else." "You would not know he is deaf. He speaks so well. I don't see why he needs an interpreter."  "I

Explanation of Why I Do Not Use 'Audism'

Before I discuss racism and ableism in an upcoming blog post, let me explain why I don't use the term audism.  What is audism? Gallaudet Univerisity Library offers a few different definitions of this term: "The notion that one is superior...Show More Summary

Why Don't They Wear Hearing Aids?! What is Wrong With Them?!

One of my very young students told me that it makes her sad that the other kids in her class don't have hearing aids. She was honestly sad for them! I told her that they have lots of other things that make them unique. I describe all their different qualities and what makes each of them interesting. Show More Summary

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