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Archived Since:February 16, 2010

Blog Post Archive

Beginning the School Year: Setting Up Technology for Deaf/HH Students

As usual, summer went by quickly. The school year is about to begin! I am trying my best to get ready. I tend to focus on getting technology ready for students and teachers to use within the first weeks of school. The technology usually includes FM systems and listening devices. Show More Summary

Speak up! Spread the Word About Captions!

I am at a conference about educating students with disabilities with an emphasis on using technology. I am really enjoying my time and learning a lot! However, some presenters and developers of software for students and educators to use forget to caption the videos included. Show More Summary

Video: How to Change BTE Hearing Aid Tubes

Great video tutorial on how to change a behind-the-ear hearing tube (generic, typical sized tube), not for the newer models with the super skinny tubes. You can buy hearing aid tubes online or get them from your audiologist or hearing aid dispenser. You will need to find out what size and type you will need. Hope this helps! (e

Students. The Things They Say and Do!

My students never fail to crack me up, challenge me, and break my heart. Here are some examples: Young student will whip out his invisible phone from time to time pretending to talk to someone. When he does this while working, I sign to him to hang up and that he needs to work. Show More Summary

Radio Host Discusses His Hearing and the Trouble With Ambient Noise

On the way to work in the morning, I like to listen to Q100's The Bert Show on the radio. It is hosted by Bert Weiss, Jeff Dauler, and Kristin Klingshirn. Most of the time I have no problem understanding the radio show hosts. However,...Show More Summary

Clear Surgical Mask for Lip Readers

Some of my students who are interested in working in the medical field have asked about how they would be able to communicate with medical staff members wearing surgical masks. For many people who rely on lip reading, trying to communicate with someone whose mouth is covered can be a headache or impossible. Show More Summary

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

This timeline has been produced by Bluebird Care

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

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