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Welcome to Hearing - WATI - Part II. Hearing - WATI - Part I addressed the challenges facing students who are deaf or hard of hearing when accessing auditory information at school, including students' abilities and difficulties, environmental considerations, and tasks. The goal of the current module is to identify assistive technology tools for students who are deaf or hard of hearing that can provide access to auditory information in a variety of environments. These technologies improve accessibility to information that most people gain through their hearing. The module will describe these technologies and give general recommendations for selecting technology, implementing technology, and assessing the benefits.

Estimated Time to Complete: 1 1/2 hours

  • What's Included
  • 32 pages
  • Pre/post-assessments
  • Optional $15 certficate
  1. Define the goal of AT for students with hearing loss in the classroom and other environments.
  2. Categorize technology as hearing technology, alerting devices, or communication supports.
  3. List technology that some students with hearing loss use that is not considered AT.
  4. Identify relevant stakeholders working with the student and their potential effect on AT selection, implementation, and assessment.
  5. Select technology based on the student's abilities and challenges, environmental considerations, and tasks.
  6. Implement technology in the classroom and other environments.
  7. Assess the benefit of technology.

Module Authors

Amy Hartman, Au.D., CCC-A

Dr. Hartman, Director of Clinical Education at the University of Wisconsin Madison, is involved in all facets of Au.D. education and student training, particularly in the area of pediatric audiology. Her passion is working with children with hearing loss, particularly audiologic assessments and central auditory processing evaluations. She is involved in local, state, regional and national initiatives to promote screening, early diagnosis, and treatment. She has been involved in multiple student research projects and outreach activities including clinics for Amish and Mennonite populations in Wisconsin. Additionally, she hosts a dramatic play summer camp for children with hearing loss.

Amy Kroll, Au.D., CCC-A

Amy Kroll is a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Wisconsin - Madison. She provides clinical education for Au.D. students and teaches several classes including Hearing Assessment and Amplification Lab. Her areas of interest include educational audiology, rehabilitative audiology and private practice. She wrote and published a book for kids called, "I'm the Boss of my Hearing Loss!"

Module Content Provided By

This module was developed in collaboration with WATI and provides updated content from the Assessing Students' Needs for Assistive Technology (ASNAT) - IDEA discretionary grant #: 9906-23. 1992-2009

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