Tag Archive: Accommodations

March 15th, 2015 by | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off

About four years ago, I first met Nicole, whose mother and mine are good friends. Nicole and I instantly hit it off and became fast friends. Every now and then our mothers, Nicole, my sister, and […]

February 26th, 2015 by | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off

My mom and Sam’s mom met in the CI Circle many years ago and became friends. Sam and I had never met in person until we attended the AG BELL Leadership Opportunities for Teens Program […]

January 2nd, 2015 by | Tags: , , | 3 Comments »

Happy New Year Everyone! It is hard for me to believe that I have just finished my first semester of college. So much has changed since I started college back in late August. About two […]

December 15th, 2014 by | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off

Here are some of the questions I hear most frequently regarding students with hearing loss and their education, from preschool to college graduation and beyond!   Do students with hearing loss have to go to special […]

November 19th, 2014 by | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off

Whether you’ve been hard of hearing all your life or are adjusting to life as a late-deafened adult, navigating the workforce with hearing loss can be a challenge.  How can you manage job interviews, communication […]

November 6th, 2014 by | Tags: , , , , | 1 Comment »

Psychologist Lev Vygotsky is credited with identifying the concept of the “Zone of Proximal Development.”  This “ZPD” is the area between what a learner can do without help and what a learner can do with […]

October 31st, 2014 by | Tags: , , , , | 2 Comments »

I’ve written before about difficult listening situations: large group presentations, meetings at work, crowded restaurants, but one that comes up most frequently for students with hearing loss is the dreaded cafeteria.  The room is often an […]

August 7th, 2014 by | Tags: , , | 24 Comments »

It’s almost time to go back to school… which means getting back in the routine of early morning wake-ups!  Vibrating alarm clocks are a great solution for people with hearing loss, and Harris Communications has […]